This was a really fun little craft to make, and the second bug craft we did… M agreed to it (despite the craft strike) because a flashlight is involved. Flashlights have batteries and anything with a battery is a sure thing with this kid.
You will need:
A flashlight (find one that has a cord looped through it, or a key ring or something, as this is where you’ll attach the antennae), pipe cleaner, construction paper, marker, scissors, googley eyes, glitter (if you dare), a small container for the glitter (if you dare), and glue. I ended up hot gluing the eyes onto our firefly to speed things up, although I think if someone had been patient enough for it to dry, regular white glue would have worked.
To begin, I folded our construction paper in half lengthwise and drew a half oval (roughly):
M cut it out and unfolded it to see the oval:
Apply glue in a pretty design all over your oval, which will be the wings:
I dumped our little pack of gold glitter into a small applesauce container, and M used his fingers to pinch it and sprinkle it onto his firefly’s wings:
While the wings are drying, remove the cord (or key ring, or whatever) from your flashlight, and thread the pipe cleaner through. Twist it a couple of times so it won’t slip, then twist up the ends of the antennae:
That is not a very clear photo of this step, so here’s a close up of what it should look like at this point:
Put a line of glue down the center of the flashlight and attach to the center fold on the wings, then glue on the eyes:
Finished! Let it dry, and play with your new firefly!
This would be pretty with lots of different colors for the glitter, don’t you think? This mama was only brave enough to use one color this time. :)
Have a beautiful day! :)
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