Green fingers to the ready! It’s time to make a brilliant bug hotel for nature’s incredible insects…

 

How to make a bug hotel

What you’ll need…

Empty plastic juice bottle
Foam sheets
Old pair of tights
Rocks, grass, leaves, twigs
Scissors
Glue
Sticky tape

 

Step 1

First, wash and dry the empty juice bottle and remove the label. The, ask an adult to help you cut out a rectangle shape from one of the sides.

 

Step 2

Carefully place your natural materials into the bottle. Start with the rocks and then use the twigs, grass and leaves to make a home t for a bug-king!

 

Step 3

Next, carefully cut a piece from the tights big enough to cover the square hole, then stick it to the bottle with the tape.

 

Step 4

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.

 

Step 5

Now, glue the foam over the tights, take the lid off the bottle and place it in long grass. Then wait for the bugs to check in!

 

Top tip: Check your bug hotel each day and make a note of any new arrivals!

 

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