Once every 3-4 weeks I connect with other craft bloggers to blog about our own take on the same topic. Not only is it fun for me, but it's helpful for you - if you're looking for a bunch of crafts revolving around the topic (usually a holiday), you're in the right place!
This time, we're doing recycled crafts for Earth Day (or Earth Month). So not only will I teach you how to give an old jar new life as an adorable bug home, but some of my favorite crafting friends have lots of great projects connected at the bottom of this post - be sure to check them out! (if you are reading this via e-mail or a blog reader, you will need to click through to my post to see the other projects).
Be sure to check out all of my recycled craft projects here and my Great Green Crafts pinterest board as well!
- Glass jar with lid
- Acrylic paint - in red and black
- Paint brush
- Googley eyes
- 1 black chenille stem
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Permanent marker
Step 1: Paint the Jar Lid
Paint the lid of the jar red. Once dry, use black paint or a permanent marker to add ladybug details like a head, line and dots. Allow to dry completely before moving on to step 2.
Step 2: Attach Eyes and Antenna
Use hot glue to attach gooogley eyes. Cut two pieces of chenille stem 2 inches in length. Curl the tops as shown and use hot glue to attach to lid.
Step 3: Personalize
Use a permanent marker or black paint to personalize your jar. I wrote "K's Bug Jar" in a fun connect-the-dots style font.
Step 4: Collect Bugs!
Now that your bug home is complete, have fun collecting bugs to put inside!
More great recycled crafts: