DIY Bug Catcher Crafts

We’re well underway with summer 2015 and with another summer season comes another season of … BUGS. Lots and lots of bugs! Spending time outside playing or enjoying a starry night by the campfire, you’re guaranteed to see your fair share. If your children are curious about all the critters and insects outside, have them try making their very own bug catcher. This week’s roundup has a few ideas for your kids to try just in time for the next outdoor gathering.

Make Your Own Bug Catcher

Get ready for a trip to the hardware store to make this bug catcher! Somewhat Simple shows you how to create your very own catcher with some basic hardware finds.

DIY Lightning Bug Jar

July is a great month to look for lightning bugs! Take a cue from The Girl Creative and have your kids personalize their own lightning bug jars.

Pest Control Survival Kit

Going Crazy! Wanna Go? has the right idea: When you’re about to spend time outside, be ready for any buggy situation! She shows you how to transform an empty plastic bottle into an on-the-go bug catcher.

Lightning Bug Jar with Printable

Speaking of lightning bugs, Positively Splendid offers a fun twist on a classic summer activity. Her printable offers your child a challenge – just HOW MANY bugs can they actually catch?!

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