Waiting for it to truly become fall so I can bust out giant cowls, giant hair, gnome-feet galoshes and black cherry lipstick.
Have you ever wanted tour own stag beetle but had no wish to remove it from its environs? Do you have a spare pickle jar and a wish to make a craft object from paper and glue? Then this activity kit has been tailored for you!
you will need scissors, adhesive paste/glue, a bit of masking tape and a printing mechanism. You will also need a standard sized pickle jar or the equivalent.
Cut out the two parts of the beetle:
-fold the left portion of the ‘elytra’ (bottom body) over the other.
-place some glue on the upper section and adhere the two so that the small ‘sensory organs’ peek out from under the head.
-the stem of section B (c1) gets adhered to the small base (c2) (picture 1).
-place a small piece of tape on the bottom of C2 and adhere it to the inside of the jar lid (picture 1)
The collar for the ‘bell jar’ is section E
-it might require some extension depending on the dimensions of the jar but I recommend printing the pattern at maximum size to minimize that.
-glue the tabs to the lower bottom base seen in (picture 2)
-place the jar lid inside the collar and base (picture 3)
-place the jar over the top and screw down into the lid!
-You now have a museum exhibit quality stag beetle display!
Speech! Speech! Speech!
These are adorable and the hair on Frederick Douglass here is fantastic.
Gorgeous Puffin in Bloom editions illustrated by Anna Bond from Rifle Paper Company! Beautiful artwork on those endpapers and cover, plus special bonus materials at the end of each book. Including, of course, a recipe for raspberry cordial.
We’re giving away a complete set of four to one lucky person who completes our MG/YA classics challenge this year!
Photographs by The Midnight Garden.