K’NEX Bugs

I found these in a book called “Wampus Goes Buggy” (which included a detailed teacher’s manual) published by the K’NEX people in the 1990s. I don’t remember ever seeing or hearing anything about it, so maybe it was not a big hit with educators, at least not in my sons’ schools. I spotted the book at a library used book sale for 25 cents. Because of the huge collection of K’NEX sitting in my basement, it seemed like it was well worth a quarter. I’ve changed a few of the models to make them a bit more to my liking. If your child likes the idea, I’m sure he or she will be able to come up with lots more bugs to build.


Praying Mantis


Snout Beetle

Hercules Beetle

Long-Horned Beetle

Water Strider

Ant, side view

Ant, front view


Mole Cricket


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