I’ve already told you guys about how my mom’s family is very large, so we draw family names and exchange gifts that way. My cousin Rebekah, her husband and baby boy, drew my family and I think they came up with a really fun and creative gift for us:
Peanut Butter Jar or other clear plastic jar
Sheets of Craft Foam
Optional: Glow in the Dark Paint
Clean the jars and poke holes in the lids.
Decide what bug you want to make! Pictured above is a butterfly and bee (stinger and all!), Rebekah also made a lady bug jar – there are tons of options, whatever you or your kids can think up!
Cut out the necessary pieces of foam to create wings and other decorations.
Use hot glue to secure to the jars.
Use pipe cleaners for antennas and hot glue googly eyes to the front of the lids.
Want them to glow in the dark? Use a bit of glow-in-the-dark puff paint to add fun swirls and shapes to the wings, front and back.
Rebekah placed a magnify glass in each jar so the kids could inspect their finds.