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DIY Insect Magnets

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Got some old bottle caps laying around? Don’t throw them out, Babysits and the Victoria Bug Zoo have a fun craft idea for you and your little one! These cute insect magnets are super quick and easy to make, all it takes is 3 simple steps. You can make whatever insects you like, we decided to make a Ladybird beetle, a Honeybee, a Blue milkweed beetle, and a Striped cucumber beetle. Take a look at our magnets in the picture above for some inspiration and follow the instructions below to create your own little insect magnets!



  • Bottle caps
  • Paint
  • Magnets
  • Glue

Step 1: Start collecting bottle caps if you haven’t already and give them a quick rinse.

Step 2: Time to paint your favorite insects!

Step 3: Once the paint has dried, glue a small magnet to the back.

It’s as easy as that! Time to decorate your fridge with these fun little critters!

How did your magnets turn out? We’re curious! Share a picture with us on Instagram @babysits and @victoriabugzoo! Did you enjoy this DIY? Click here for more fun craft ideas!

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