Monday, June 11, 2012

Bug Observation Jar

Glass pasta sauce jar turned 
into a Bug Observation Jar!
This is a super interesting and engaging activity for kids and adults alike. The project is also recycled as well as recyclable! 

We decorated both a glass (left) and a plastic (right below) container (depending on the level of safety individual folks require) with Sharpie markers. 

Since this is a tool to "view" bugs and not indefinitely house them, there is no need to put air holes in the cover.

 Plastic Deli Tub with toy grasshopper 
and real (wasp?) nest that blew
down on a very windy day
Take your new bug jar out capture (gently), observe, identify (if you are so inclined) and release!

  • Glass or Plastic Container
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Bug Field Guide (optional)

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