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DIY Spring Bug Catcher Kit (+ Free Printables & SVG Files)

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Get your kids outside with this fun (and inexpensive) Bug Catcher Kit!

This Month’s Inspire my Creativity LInk up’s theme is SPRING. Since I have already made and posted about a bunch of fun SPRING Decorations this last month I decided to go a different direction with my DIY.  When I think about Spring I think about Spring Holidays, New Life, Rainstorms, Flowers and Bugs.

With the weather finally warming up I have been looking for ideas for outside fun for my kids.  Playing outside is soo important for the health and developement of our kids.  While playing outside with my kids the other day my daughter noticed some bees happily jumping from flower to flowers. Soon all my kids weere crouched down in front of the flowers holding very still as they watched those busy bees.  Soon the bees moved on and my kids moved on to looking for and watching other bugs.
Admittedly I am not a fan of bugs. I haven’t been since I was a little kids. My children (aged 3-8) however are intirely too interested in the creepy crawly flying creatures.  Seeing how facinated they were with the bugs around I thought it would be fun to make them their own bug catching kits so tey could find, catch and observe.

Materials Needed: 

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  • Using The Piercer (from the Cricut Paper Crafting Set) poke holes in the top of the tupperare lids so that the bugs can breathe. (I got a 4 pk of those thin plastic food containers from my local $ Store.)

  • Download the Bug SVG Cut files (found here) to cut out with your Cricut. (I made sure to size them small to best fit on the bug containers (Butterfly catcher, and basket.)  For the stickers I used Cricut’s Holographic Vinyl (to cut make sure your machine is set to custom and then holographic vinyl.

  • Weed the excess vinyl leaving only the stickers, then place on your butterfly catcher, Basket and bug containers (avoiding covering the holes in the lids)

  • Cut labels out and then attach to the basket and kit items with string or Ribbon.

**Bug Catcher Label –> Basket

**Reach for the Skys –> Butterfly Net

**Got to Catch Them All –> Big Containers

**Take a Closer Look –> Magnifying Glass
Seriously my kids were over the moon with their new bug catching kit and immediately wanted to go outside to use it. I am hoping it will provide hours of outside fun for my kids.

I am so excited to share with you my tutorial for making fun Spring Bug Catchers Kit for your kids as part of the Inspire My Creativity Monthly Link Party that I will be co-hosting along with some of my favorite fellow crafty bloggers on the 2nd Wednesday of each month! Make sure to check out the other great Spring Projects for this months link up (found at the end of the post) and don’t forget to share your own projects with us.

Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Candice  |  She’s Crafty
Jaclyn  |  The Dotted Nest
Victoria  |  Dazzle While Frazzled
Sydney  |  Tastefully Frugal
Julia  |  The Quiet Grove

Next Month’s theme is going to be SOMETHING TO WEAR.  I can’t wait to see what everyone is inspired to create!   I invite you to check back on the 2nd Wednesday in May  (May 9th) to see what I will be making for my Inspire My Creativity Craft. Oh, and you are welcome to join in the fun and link up your craft as well. I would love to see it!

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