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Glowing Fireflies Easy Kids Craft
This Glowing Fireflies easy kids craft is great for all ages (younger kids will need help with the glue gun) and will be a great craft to do at your campsite! Kids will love to make these during the day and continue to use them at night to light up their tents.
When our kids were younger, they loved doing crafts and it was always fun to see their imaginations run wild when we created things together. Finding crafts that are fun to do either at the campsite or ones we can create before we go camping and then take with us camping are an added bonus.
One of the things I love about this craft is you can do this in the summer and use up the Easter eggs you have lying around.
How to Make Your Own Glowing Fireflies
- 2 Plastic Eggs
- 3 Chenille Craft Sticks (pipe cleaners)
- 4 Wiggly Eyes
- Duct Tape
- Fine Tip Black Permanent Marker
- Battery Operated Tea Light
- Hot Glue Gun (and glue sticks)
Tip: On your plastic egg, there should be a half that is a little more pointy, this will be the backside of your firefly.
Start by cutting two of your pipe cleaners into thirds.
Twist three pipe cleaners thirds together and bend to shape the legs. Repeat for the second set of legs.
Hot glue 2 wiggly eyes onto each egg and use a permanent marker to make a mouth.
Cut your last pipe cleaner in half, these will serve as your two sets of antennas.
Take one half and form a “V” shape. Twist both ends and you have yourself some antennas. Repeat for the second set.
Use a piece of duct tape, folded in half so that the sticky sides are together, leaving 1/4 inch uncovered so it can stick to the egg. If desired use scissors to round out the corners of the wings.
Insert your tea light (you can also use a mini glow stick) and your antennas then close your egg. Repeat for the second egg.
To complete your firefly craft, Stick on the wings and glue on the legs.
To watch your firefly glow, simply crack open your egg and turn on your LED tealight. But make sure to seal it back up tightly!
We hope you enjoy making these as much as we did.