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Bug hunt crafts for kids: DIY bug net

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Catch bugs on a backyard bug hunt

Backyard bug hunting has never been more fun! Take advantage of those plentiful summer pests and entertain the kids with a backyard bug hunt, complete with a DIY bug net!

Catch bugs on a backyard bug hunt

What you'll need:

  • mesh produce bag
  • 8-inch plastic embroidery hoop
  • scissors
  • 1/2-inch wooden dowel
  • colored wire

What you'll do:

  1. Loosen the screw on the embroidery hoop, and remove the center ring.
  2. Wrap the mesh produce bag around the center ring, then slide it back in the outer ring and re-fasten the screw.
  3. Trim away any excess mesh fabric.
  4. Wrap colored wire around the end of a wooden dowel, then use the wire to attach the dowel to the embroidery hoop to make a handle.
Image credit: Amy Vowles

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