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Plastic Egg Fireflies

Plastic Egg Fireflies
Plastic Egg Fireflies

These little fireflies are very simple to make with very little tools involved. The best part: with some LED lights they flicker just like real fireflies in the dark!

How We Did It

Plastic Egg Fireflies
Gather your materials.
Plastic Egg Fireflies
We decided to add a personal touch to our firefly wings. Instead of patterned paper, V colored a blank sheet of paper, then we cut out pieces of her artwork in the shape of wings.
Plastic Egg Fireflies

We started by cutting one pipe cleaner into 6 even pieces. These are the legs. Using the awl, or a sharp instrument, poke 6 holes (3 holes in a row on each side) into the top part of the egg, the pointed part.

Plastic Egg Fireflies

Insert the 6 pipe cleaners into the six holes, pulling a little from the inside of the egg to secure. Bend the pipe-cleaners to make feet.

Plastic Egg Fireflies

Next cut the other pipe-cleaner in half. These will be the antennae. Using the awl, or a sharp instrument, poke 2 holes across from each other into the bottom part of the egg, the wide, flat part. Insert the antennae and curl. Next glue on your wings.

Plastic Egg Fireflies
Then, glue on your googly eyes right below the antennae. Insert the LED light with the faux flame pointed into the pointed egg top.
Plastic Egg Fireflies

Finally, let your little fireflies play...then switch them on at night and watch them flicker brightly!

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