DIY Butterfly and Bug Catching Net

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DIY Butterfly and Bug Catching Net
DIY Butterfly and Bug Catching Net
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Do you have an outdoor enthusiast on your hands? Let your little entomologist study nature freely with this DIY Butterfly and Bug Catching Net! Made from a wreath ring covered in patterned fabric, this tulle homemade butterfly net is the perfect tool to help catch brilliant specimens. The dowel rod handle is easy to hold, and the metal wire that attaches the ring to the dowel is incredibly secure. Your little ones will love catching all sorts of insects after learning how to make a bug catching net.

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Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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This is a very cute kids butterfly net toy. Great for outdoor summer play. The net might lend itself to using a wire hanger bent into a circular shape if a wire wreath form is not available. Might make the net much lighter too. The instructions have many steps but the idea itself seems adaptable to improvising.

i just saw some of these metal wreaths at the dollar store a few days ago so I will need to go pick some up for keeping at my house when the grands come over and I have some tulle I was going to use for another project and used something else so all I need is a dowel stick or even a broom handle cut and scrap fabric and I can create some butterfly and bug catching nets. Super easy to do. Thanks.

What a clever idea! I've never thought to use a wreath ring for any project besides, well, wreaths! It's so fascinating how crafting materials can cross over between projects. I definitely look at my craft stores differently since seeing this project!

I've never thought of making our own net but the kids would love it! Especially choosing their own edging fabric.


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