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Instructions for Asian longhorned beetle (PDF, 55KB)

Instructions for emerald ash borer (PDF, 55KB) (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)



  • For the wings we used Metallic Tissue Sheets which we purchased at a party store.
  • For the emerald ash borer, metallic green spray paint is good, or spray once with green spray paint and then a second time with glitter paint.
  • For the emerald ash borer antennae we used green twist ties, 4” long, wrapped around the “neck” of the clothespin.

We can put together kits (for up to 30 bugs) if you want to do this craft but don’t want to buy all these materials for a small quantity.