Make Your Own Paper Insect Collection
This year our schools workshops are a little different. Instead of making art for the procession inspired by the Carnival theme, we’re going to make some art projects from home. We still want to learn about the theme for Carnival, which is ‘Mother Earth’ so we teamed up with scientists from the University of Oxford so we can learn about the environment.
In the two videos below, Chris Jarvis from the University of Oxford’s Museum of Natural History tells you about bugs – there are 5 million specimens kept at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford, including Charles Darwin’s own specimens collected during his expedition on the Beagle to Australia.
Artist Emily Cooling will also show you how to make your own bugs using materials you can find at home, such as old packaging, cartons, sweet wrappers and bubble wrap. You will need scissors, glue or tape and some paper or card for printing.
You’ll need to print three pages: an Insect Worksheet, a Box Template – you can choose between large and small, and an Insect Data Label for your creation. Follow these links to download and print your: