Fig. 1                        Materials  (approximate costs)

1.   material for bag of net -- nylon "tulle" ($.77 a yard  Wal-Mart)
      or mosquiteo netting  ($5 a  yard x 54 in  hunting/sporting goods store)
2.   hoop -- 9 guage steel wire -- ($4.50 for 50 feet    lumber yard Lowe's)
3.   handle -- wood or plastic 4 to 6 feet -- ($2 lumber yard  McCoy's)
4.   glue sticks for "sewing"   (Hot super glue sticks - Sears  $5 bag)
5.    masking tape
6.   wire cutters    pliers     scissors       yard/meter stick
      hot glue gun       surface that glue won't ruin (piece of old plywood/plastic)   
Constructing a Butterfly Net in Class                          page1
  Victoria Christian School                         8th Grade Technology 2 class                     Victoria, Texas 77901                           7th-8th  Technology 1 class
Fig. 2  Determine a diameter for net

54 inch wide material will allow for a net with a diamter of about 17. 2 inches
with a 54 inch circumference.  We use nets with diamters from 12 inches
to 17 1/4 inches.  A net with a four foot handle and 12 inch diamter is
easy to handle and can fit in the trunk of most cars.
website and photos by  Harlen E. and Altus Aschen      Copyright  (c) 1999
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