Step 1: Ant Farm Base
Pencil Hard cardboard (I used 1/8 of an inch think)
Razor Glass olive jar with lid about 2 inches in diameter
Straight edge or Ruler
Measuring tape (you will not need this if you are using a ruler)
Cut the cardboard into the following pieces (use the straight edge to guide the razor):
Quantity: Size in inches:
2 3" x 3"
2 1" x 3"
2 1" x 2-3/4"
Take one of the 3" x 3" pieces and tape the edges with masking tape. Using the jar and pencil to draw a circle. Cut out the circle with the razor. The tape will help keep the edges firm while you cut.
Next we are going to make the walls of the base. Take the 1" x 3" pieces and tape them onto the 3'"x 3" with the hole cut out, place them opposite from each other. Take the two 1" x 2-3/4" and tape them in between the side to create the other two walls. After this, take the the second 3" x 3" piece and tape it at the bottom to create a box. The hole is the top part of the base.
After the base is completed you may decorate it to fit your taste or have your kids do it. Do not place anything inside the base or the jar may not fit.