Bug Hotel

  • Due No due date
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  • Questions 4
  • Time Limit None


With the use of simple household items, campers can safely observe the various bugs that check into their hotel!

Your Instructor: Keira

Difficulty: Easy

Length of Activity: 30 Minutes

Parental Warnings: Scissor use


  • 1 plastic cup
  • String/twine/yarn
  • Straws
  • Printer paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Various sticks/leaves/etc.

Follow Along Below

Written Instructions (Printable PDF)

  1. Gather various sticks and leaves (of your liking).
  2. Cut the bottom of the cup off (measure to your liking).
  3. Thread string through cup and glue to create something that allows your hotel to hang.
  4. Roll printer paper to create a tunnel-like form.
  5. Cut paper to the length of the cup.
  6. Cut straws to match the length of the cup.
  7. Arrange the straws and rolled paper within the cup however you want.
  8. Make sure to glue the straws and paper together OR to the cup.
  9. Arrange sticks and leaves in spaces between straws, paper, and cup.
  10. Glue these if needed.
  11. Hang up your hotel wherever you would like in your backyard.
  12. Wait and watch to see what bugs enter the hotel!