I was determined to do a fun gift for my nephews seventh birthday. He has everything he needs, so I always try to come up with something that I think he’ll really enjoy. I racked my brain trying to think of the perfect idea and finally… I GOT IT! A DIY Bug Hunting Kit. What little boy doesn’t like inspecting insects?
I purchased a a tote from Joann’s and appliqued his name with felt. I also added a pocket made out of a bug fabric. On the back I added a little felt bug that peeks out from behind when you carry the tote.
I made a simple bug card/tag out of scrapbook paper that I tied onto the handle of the tote. My lil’ guy loved the bug so much, he made his own, so I added that too. In the pocket I added a little card that had all of the contents of the Bug Hunting Kit spelled out. I purchased a small net and attached a key chain LED light for close inspection. I also purchased a composite notebook to act as his “Field Journal” for keeping track of his close encounters with the creepy crawlies. I found a cute little bug apron from the Dollar Store and also purchased a magnify glass and fake cockroaches there as well. I bought two different containers to hold his finds so that he can keep them contained as he inspects the *icky* little things. Lastly I found some butterfly fact puzzle cards that were a perfect activity to top it all off. This was such a simple gift to make and it cost under $20.
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What a cute idea!! My kids would sure love to get something like that. I love the little lady bug! Thanks so much for the link! I deleted the other entry lol!!
Really cute idea!
creative and fun idea! What a great aunt you are!
So cute! What a lucky little boy!
That is a fabulous idea. And super cute.
This an awesome and creative idea, what a great and fun aunt you are, thank you for posting, found you from Something I whipped up link party.
Adorable! What a cute idea!
Oh how fun!! What a great little gift that leads to HOURS of fun! I love it.
now you just need a shaddow box to display them
Oh my gosh, how cute is that?!
So cute! What a great idea! That has been a family fun event for the last two summers. We go out to hunt bugs under bright lights, we’ve found Atlas moths, luna moths, very exciting. It is a great way to get teenagers and a preschooler to do things together.
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