When teaching my 5 year old daughter about insects, I wanted her to understand the three body parts and the names of the parts. So, I came up with this idea. Here is how we did it:
*Polymer clay(Sculpy or Fimo)
Make three small balls from the clay. Stick them together to form the bug. Stick colored glass beads all over the body. Next, measure out about 3" of wire and wrap a small glass bead at the top for the nose. Stick the other end through your insects body. Leave some of the wire sticking from the end for a stinger or tail. Cut wire for the antenna any link you want. Wind the top for the appearance to look real. Cut three pieces of wire about 3" each for the legs. Stick the legs through the body and bend them to make them stand. Cook them according to the directions you have for the clay. After they cool, just glue on some eyes. The bigger the eyes, the more bug-like they look.