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!