This was probably the last of our special summer projects this year, unless I can think of another one before school starts after Labor Day.
For this one we made butterfly nets out of tule, a coat hanger and a stick. We bent the coathanger to resemble somewhat of a circle and taped it to the stick with duck tape. Then we the kids handsewed a long tube from the tule and sewed it onto the wire circle.
tutorial. Over the past few days it became home to several butterflies, moths and grasshoppers. Of course, they were all released each night.