Dead Inspiring Project

Minibeast Activities

Explore all of our minibeast themed activities and video tutorials, brought to you by the team at Leeds City Museum.

Insect Hotel


Created by Leeds City Museum. PDF download (1.9MB).
A close up of a bee in a bug hotel

Use household materials and items from your garden or local park to create a simple but effective bug hotel.

Dungball Truffles


Created by Leeds City Museum. Youtube video.
Two rows of chocolate truffles, one covered with chocolate sprinkles, one with cocoa

Make some delicious chocolate truffles, inspired by the very resourceful Dung Beetle. (No dung or beetles required!)

Make slime


Created by Leeds City Museum. YouTube video.
a still from a youtube video on how to make slime using household toiletries

Find out how to make slime using a few household toiletries and a little salt.

Search our insect collection online

Google Arts & Culture

We’ve been working with Google Arts & Culture to get our collections online, so that they’re accessible to everyone.

You may never come to Leeds, but you can still explore all of the wonderful objects we have, including highlights from our entomology collection.

A blue morpho butterfly

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