Make a Bug Catcher

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The below is a guest post from Momtastic written by Linette Gerlach.

One of my favorite things to do growing up was to catch bugs! Yep, I was definitely not a girly girl! When my son was younger he used to love catching bugs too. Of course I always encouraged him to set them free after they’d been in the jar or container for a short while so we didn’t wake up to a jar of dead bugs the next day. We used to use a plain jar with a few holes in the lids to hold our bugs, but I thought it would be a fun craft idea to decorate a bug catcher jar with the kids.

quart jar with a lid: 1
red paint
black paint
pipe cleaners (red or black): 2
white ½ inch pom poms: 2
pink or red ½ inch pom poms: 2
hot glue gun and glue
sticks and grasses

Step 1: Remove the lid from the jar and have an adult poke several holes in the lid with a center punch or another type of hole punch.

Step 2: Paint the outside of the lid with red paint and set it aside to dry.

To read more head over to Momtastic for the full instructions by clicking here.



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