A few days ago, at a family picnic, two cicadas decided
to join the conversation around the picnic table. This amused my
nephew because just days earlier, he asked his mom what cicadas looked
like (because he only finds the shells). If only we had this bug
jar so we could've taken a closer look!
You will need some Mod Podge (have you seen the new "wash
out" formula?!), netting/tule, a jar with canning ring/lid, green
tissue paper or cupcake liner, bug stickers, raffia, and a paint brush.
Cut around the cupcake liners to make an edge of grass. Cut zig zags at the top to make it look extra grassy!
Use Mod Podge to adhere the grass and bug embellishments.
Set aside to dry.
Lay the tule over the top of the jar and trim leaving
a 1 to 2" border. Twist the ring onto the jar and tie a piece
of raffia around the ring.
You can add a stone and leaf to create a more natural
setting for your bug to perch. Remember to let the bugs go once you've
gotten a good look!