This activity really catches children’s imaginations, collecting snails, piling up foods and materials, they will soon be ‘fully booked’!
Insects need dry materials, lots of little sticks, canes with holes for ladybirds and straw to fill up the gaps.
It needs a polythene roof weighted down with sand and stones to keep out the rain, maybe some protruding roof tiles – insects like it dry.
So it really is that simple, how to make an insect hotel! This is a lovely project to add to as you spot things, and you may be surprised how much of what you need you have already – old bits of wood, tile, brick, canes, sticks, plastic bag.
The RSPB have a huge campaign to give nature a home currently – How to make an insect hotel
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