Kids Craft: Pop Bottle Firefly

My kids are begging me daily to come up with some sort of craft for them to do and I am running out of ideas.  Thank goodness for Pinterest!  This Pop Bottle Firefly is one of the gems I have found there.  My kids LOVE glowsticks and Daddy loves Mountain Dew so we already have pretty much all the needed supplies.  My girls could spend hours playing with these and I love that it is reuseable.  Once the glowstick light burns out you can just replace it with a new one.  Thanks Crafts For All Seasons!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • One 20 ounce green plastic soda bottle, empty and cleaned out (label removed)
  • One glow stick
  • Three 12 inch pipe cleaners in green or black, for the legs
  • One 12 inch pipe cleaner in gold, silver, or black (for the antennae)
  • Two yellow pony beads (for the eyes)
  • Construction paper or card stock (for thorax and wings)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black paint
  • Clear tape

Here’s how to make it -> Pop Bottle Firefly Tutorial


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