Last year we made a necklace with a plastic bug for Halloween and this year we wanted to use bugs to make these simple napkin ties! (The kids were eager to use the hammer!) Materials Plastic bugs Nail, hammer, block of wood, safety googles Twine, cord etc. Scissors Napkins Directions Set your bug onto a wooden block. Position your nail where you would like your hole. (You will need one on each side of the bug.) Carefully hammer your nail making a hole and repeat on the other side of the bug, making sure you wear your safety glasses and work with an adult. Cut your cord to a manageable length and thread it through the hole that you made. (If you are finding this tricky, thread it through a needle first and then go through the hole.) Tie a knot at the back of the bug and trim off any excess. Repeat with the other side of the bug. Once your bug has ties on either side wrap it around your napkin (so the bug is at the front) and then tie a bow with the pieces at the back. Cut off an excess. Repeat for as many napkins as you like and then add them to your table for a bit of Halloween fun! Want some more buggy fun? Check out this idea! http://make-it-your-own.com/halloween-spooky-necklace/ Purpose Creating handmade items to celebrate holidays. Developing motor skills. Safety Notes Use scissors and a hammer and nails with care and adult supervision. Be sure you wear your safety googles when working with tools. Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.