Green fingers to the ready! This activity is all about engaging with nature as your kids work to create a cosy garden home for all their bug buddies. Create the ‘hotel’ indoors and then head outdoors to find your hotel’s perfect location!
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Place your bug hotel in a dark, quiet place away from predators.
- Empty plastic juice bottle
- Foam sheets
- Old pair of tights
- Sticky tape
First, wash and dry the empty juice bottle and remove the label. Help kids to cut out a rectangle shape from one of the sides.
Carefully place your natural materials into the bottle. Start with the rocks and then use the twigs, grass and leaves to make a home fit for a bug-king!
Next, carefully cut a piece from the tights big enough to cover the square hole, then stick it to the bottle with the tape. Take the foam and cut out a rectangle slightly bigger than the hole in the bottle. Cut another rectangle about 2cm inside the first, creating a frame shape.
Now, glue the foam frame over the tights, take the lid off the bottle and place it in long grass. Then wait for the bugs to check in!