There are lots of different ways to build a bug hotel. Let your imagination run wild!
First build your structure. Grace and
Zoe found old bricks and concrete blocks. Use what you have; old pots, bits of wood, tin cans, bottles, rocks, tiles. Give your hotel a roof to keep the rain out.
Then furnish the ‘rooms’ to make lots of cosy living spaces for tiny bugs to crawl into. Different bugs like different sized spaces so mix it up!
→ Go on a scavenger hunt. Look for dead flower stems that are hollow for bugs to crawl into. Use grasses, straw sticks, rolled up newspaper, cardboard, shells, rolled up leaves, pine cones, pumice, seed heads, bits of rotting wood.
→ To prevent cardboard or straw turning soggy, place it inside a container.
→ If you have an adult to help, you could drill different sized holes in bits of wood and cut up bamboo stakes. This is a good place for bees. Your bug hotel is now open for business!