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Home > Family Fun > Crafts > Bug House

 

Ladybug House

 

Materials needed:

  • Oatmeal or round cardboard container (with lid)

  • Paints & markers

  • Craft knife

  • Fine mesh screen

This craft idea for kids makes a great little house for children to put insects and ladybugs in and view them without the bugs escaping.

1.  Use paints or markers to decorate the oatmeal container.

2.  Use a knife (adults do this part) to make a couple of H-shaped cuts in the container.  Then you can open these flaps outward to act as window shutters.  Also cut a small door near the bottom of the container.

3. Paint and decorate the door and shutters with paint or markers.

4. Roll up the screen so it fits inside the container.  Be sure that the edges of the screen overlap slightly where they meet.  This screen keeps the insects from leaving there house and entering yours :-)

5.  Have your children place a little grass in the bottom of the container and then they can start collecting insects and ladybugs.

 

 

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