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Grab & Go: Bug Hotel!

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Grab & Go
Bug Hotel!

Children

Where do bugs sleep at night? Get creative and craft your own bug hotel in this grab and go activity!

Pick up instructions and a bag of materials from any MCPL location. Follow the instructions to make a 3D paper hotel out of scrapbook paper and then decorate it with dot stickers, glitter foam, and more. There will also be directions on how to create a real bug hotel with supplies from your backyard! When it rains, your neighborhood bugs will have a place to stay warm and dry.

Free and available while the supplies last inside any of our nine locations, stop by the Wausau drive-up window anytime or make a curbside appointment at one of our branches. Call MCPL Wausau for more information.

  • Grab & Go: Bug Hotel!
    📅 7/17/30/21 CDT @ All MCPL Locations

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Where do bugs sleep at night? You might find out and have fun with a couple kinds of bug hotel projects, too! Available for pickup in July at any MCPL location. 🖶

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11/6/20: Paper Bag Snowflake Craft Tutorial
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