How to Make a Cricket Box

By Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor; Updated April 24, 2017

How to Make a Cricket Box. The cricket box is convenient for transporting crickets to your favorite fishing spot. With a little care, crickets can live for weeks in this container.

Cut two 8-by-8 inch pieces from ¾-inch wood.

Cut a piece of heavy-gauge screen wire about 8 inches wide by 34 inches long.

Cut off the top and bottom of a two-liter soda bottle.

Cut a 2-inch-tall plastic ring from the middle of the soda bottle.

Trace the outline of the plastic ring onto one piece of wood.

Cut a hole out of the wood by cutting along the trace line with a coping saw. This is the cricket box top.

Attach screen wire around the base of the other piece of wood, overlapping the ends of the wire 1-2 inches.

Hot glue or staple the plastic ring inside the hole you cut in the top of the box. Make sure the top of the plastic ring is flush with top of board.

Place top board inside cage - top flush with wire. Plastic ring should point inside cricket box.

Staple the wire frame to the wooden top.

Fold the corners square.


The plastic ring placed inside the top of the box prevents the crickets from climbing out of the box. Crickets usually jump at an angle so the ring stops them from jumping.