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Kids love lighting and are fascinated by bugs. Why not make a lighting bug and satisfy both of these interests? This craft is easy to make and guaranteed to light up any room.
Have your child pick out several different sheets of colored construction paper.
Draw and cut two wings for your lightning bug. Lightning bug wings are long and oval-shaped.
Help your child tape the wings to the back of the bottle.
Cut out a rectangle for the lightning bug's belly. On both sides of the rectangle, cut some thin to create fringes, or have your child modify the body in any way she wants.
Tape the bug belly on the front of the bottle.
Use construction paper of a different color for the face. Cut out a square or circle and have your child decorate it with stickers or markers.
Tape the face to the top of the bottle.
Cut two pieces of pipe cleaner, about 3" in length.
Take off the bottle cap and let your child bend the pipe cleaners into antennas. Then tape them to the bottle cap.
Stick a glow stick in the bottle and put the cap back on. Place the lightning bug in a dimly lit room and watch it glow!
This craft was designed by Brooke Williams and is reprinted courtesy of education.com.