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Buggy Art with a Preschooler: Part 2

Nothing says spring like Buggy ART! Are you ready for some projects with your preschooler? Here is a simple how-to for buggy art with a preschooler. ( If you are buzzing for bee art, see Part 1!)

Are your kids anxious to go outside to catch lightning bugs, otherwise known as fireflies? My son loves lightning bugs! This was a super fun craft for him but a little bit of a pain because it required materials that we don’t typically have lying around. After a quick trip to the store, we were ready to make our lightning bugs. My son loved his final project and flew his bug around the house!materials for lightning bug


Lightning Bug Craft


  • Glow stick
  • Mountain Dew Bottle
  • chenille sticks
  • black construction paper
  • glue gun/sticks
  • Permanent marker (optional)



  1. Gather Materials
  2. Optional: Decorate the outside of the bottle using the permanent marker.
    • This was a lot of fun for my son to try to hold the bottle and draw on the curved surface. Use a permanent marker at your own risk!
  3. Snap a glow stick or 2 and put it inside the bottle.
  4. Cut out the black construction paper to look like wings.
  5. Use the glue gun to attach the wings to the bottle.
  6. Wrap the Chenille stick around the top of the bottle to look like antennae.

Here is the final product: 

lightning bug final

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