So you can imagine my excitement when we made Ladybug Habitats today!
We got small clear cups, dirt, raisins, wet cotton balls, panty hose, and a rubber band. We also had a cup FULL of ladybugs (talking like hundreds!). I did not know this, but if you put ladybugs in the fridge, they hibernate and go to sleep. Here is the cup o' bugs on top of the fridge.
To make these, we assembled everything before, then took the cup o' sleeping bugs out of the fridge. Well, once they are warm, they wake up almost IMMEDIATELY! So, I would pop the lid off then the bugs would start CRAWLING/FLYING! ACK! The kids loved this of course and would just scoop 'em up and let them crawl all over them then stick them in their cup. We could only do about four kids at a time because then they would REALLY start crawling!
This was the WORST experiment EVER! VOOOOOMIT! I think I screamed six times and the kids thought it was hysterical! UGH!
Here is the finished project!
It's probably a good thing I'm retiring after this year- I don't think I could handle this experiment again! Blech!