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!
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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
*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.
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!