milk or juice carton | Clorox bleach and water
pantyhose or one leg of pantyhose
or box cutter (make sure to have adult supervision)
paper, stickers, markers
out the carton with mild soap and water. Especially if it contained milk
or cream, you might want to soak it for a few minutes in a solution of
nine parts water and one part Clorox bleach. Air dry.
older student, or an adult, can cut out a viewing rectangle from the carton,
or perhaps one from either side.
can cover your bug box with construction paper, and/or decorate it with
stickers and markers.
may add sticks and leaves inside, to create a bug-friendly habitat.
the carton into the stocking and carry it out into "the wild."
insects, place them in the bug box, and watch them for a while.
them contained by tying the stocking in a loose knot at the top.
NOTE: grasshoppers and crickets have
been known to eat their way through the stocking, so it's probably not possible
to keep them for long.
After a good look, perhaps with a
magnifying glass, release insects back to their natural habitat.
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