Fireflies or Lightning Bug Craft from Plastic Eggs
Such a cute craft, and everyone who sees it says, "Awww!"
I came across this awesome firefly craft on Pinterest and traced it back to the awesome creator of Apartment Therapy. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t more excited about what I planned to do with our plastic eggs after Easter than I was about filling them with candy for the big day. I made a couple of modifications just based on the craft supplies that I happened to have available. We took one to preschool for my daughter’s teacher, and she fell in love with it and now wants me to come in to teach all the kids a craft!
What You Need to Make Fireflies from Plastic Easter Eggs
- One plastic Easter egg
- Two pipe cleaners
- One LED tea light “candle”
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Two googly eyes (optional…you could just draw on the eyes)
- About 8″ of tulle
Craft supplies to make Easter eggs into fireflies.
Use a pushpin to make three holes on either side of the longer section of the egg. This is where your firefly's legs will be. Then add two more holes at the top of the shorter section for antennas.*
*I found the pushpin didn’t make the holes quite big enough, so I went pack over them with a nail to make them wider.
Cut your pipe cleaners into four even pieces and thread through the holes as shown in the picture to give your firefly craft some legs and antennas.
Glue or draw on eyes, and give your lightning bug a smile with your marker.
Tie a knot in the center of your tulle and then affix it to the top with hot glue to give your bug some wings.
Turn on your tealight and snap it closed inside your firefly's body. It will flicker and glow!
What I Learned the Hard Way: Your firefly/lightning but will stand up better if you bend each leg one more time to give him some knees!