Snake & Frog Bug Houses

Materials

  • Recycled Pringles canister with lid, 12” tall
  • Wooden items: 3” oval, two 1-1/2” circles, two 1” circles, six 3/8” circles
  • Recycled window screening, scraps
  • Jute twine, 1 yd.
  • Red ribbon, scrap

Tools

  • Jacquard Products NeoPaque Paint: Green, Red, White, Black
  • Hole punch
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, pencil, paintbrush, black marker, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Print out pattern. Trace pattern onto side of canister. Use pointed end of scissors to cut out mouth from canister.

STEP 2

  • On covered work surface, paint can Red (snake) or Green (frog). Paint two 3/8” circles (snake’s eyes) White and 3” oval (snake’s head) Red. Let dry. Paint two 1-1/2” circles (frog’s eyeballs) Green and two 1” circles (frog’s inner eyes) White. Paint four 3/8” circles (frog’s pupils and nostrils) Black. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Measure and cut 4”x5” rectangle from recycled window screening. Apply glue on rectangle edges and press on inside of canister, covering mouth opening. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Use black marker to outline painted wooden shapes and draw snake’s eyes

STEP 5

  • Glue painted wooden shapes on frog and snake. For snake’s tongue, cut 3” red ribbon length. Use scissors to cut “v” on one end. Glue tongue under oval on snake.

STEP 6

  • Use hole punch to punch holes on plastic lid.

STEP 7

  • For handle, punch holes on either side of canister. Measure and cut 12” jute twine length. Insert twine ends through holes on canister; knot ends on inside. Replace lid on top of canister.
by Melony Bradley

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/727/39e70ba5-27b2-4d90-a1e8-448637ebeb79.pdf



Snake & Frog Bug Houses
Snake & Frog Bug Houses