If your ambition is not quite there for making a lamp out of an oatmeal box you can try this more kid-friendly, yet still original oatmeal container craft idea:
Oatmeal Container Bug House
Making an oatmeal container bug house is easy. All you need is the oatmeal container, a pair of scissors and some mesh.
- Cut out a slot in the side of the container that is wide enough to be able to see all the corners of the container through. Do not cut through the lid of the container or the bottom of the container. The slot should be like a wide window in the container.
- Cover the hole with mesh so that captured bugs will not have a way to escape the container.
- You can open and close the container using the lid to catch and release your bugs from the bug house.
- Decorate the bug house as you wish! (one idea is to draw a picture on the outside of the container of every bug that you have caught)