If your house is anything like mine, you might have some plastic eggs laying around. Before you put them away, try upcycling them into a glimmering glow bug.
Here’s what you need:
- plastic egg
- pipe cleaners
- googly eyes (optional)
- wide tape (duct tape, washi tape, foil tape)
- permanent marker
- glue (if you choose to use googly eyes)
- battery operated tealight candle
- Draw place markers on the eggs for the bug’s eyes and legs. Use a push pin to poke holes on the marks you made.
- Push pipe cleaners through the holes. You may need to trim some of the fuzz off of the sides of the pipe cleaner to fit through the hole and/or widen the holes.
- Trim the pipe cleaners (if they’re too long) and fold them to resemble legs and antennas.
- Glue on the eyes or draw them with a marker. You can draw the bug’s mouth now too.
- Cut a piece of tape approx. 3-4 inches in length. Fold it in half, leaving a small section at the top to stick onto the bug. Cut the folded end into the shape of wings. Stick the wings on the egg.
- Put the battery operated tealight in the egg and close it.
- Wait for the sun to go down and watch your glow bug glimmer.
We plan to bring the bugs outside in the summer for some hide-and-seek throughout our lawn and garden.
Try it out! Share photos of your creation on Twitter using #dabble. Don’t forget to tag @SCDSB_Schools.
~ Jamie Campbell, Communications Officer, SCDSB