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Invite some creepy crawlers to your child's next birthday, and make the indoors feel just as adventurous as the outdoors.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Spring 2005


Tips: Lined specimen boxes are available at hobby stores.


  • Specimen box

  • Wrapping paper

  • Rubber cement

  • Scissors

  • Utility knife

  • Rubber insects and pens


  1. To cover the box: Remove glass; set aside. Lay a piece of wrapping paper (a few inches bigger than the box on all sides) right side down; coat the top of the box lid with rubber cement; place it face down on paper.

  2. Cut away the center of the paper by running a utility knife along the opening. Wrap the paper over the sides of the lid, affixing with rubber cement; cut away extra.

  3. Replace glass. Affix labels with names and fill the boxes with rubber insects and pens.

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