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What kind of craft projects can you make using light bulbs? This is a great way to craft green and re-use those burned out light bulbs. I hope you enjoy all of these light bulb crafts and activities. If you make any of these crafts, make sure you send in a photo to be included in this collection. You can also get your light bulb crafts published. If you want to be one of the first to know when new craft projects are posted, take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter and you can also chat about crafts with others in the Family Crafts Forum.

Alien Light Bulb

Light Bulb Crafts
Follow these instructions and learn how to create an alien craft using a light bulb and a few other supplies.

Bumble Bee

bumble bee Crafts
This bumble bee is easy to make by simply painting a light bulb yellow and black and adding some wiggle eyes. Don't forget about the chenille stem wings, antenna, and stinger.


Light Bulb Crafts
Find out how to create a cute Cat-In-The-Hat craft using a light bulb and a few other supplies.

Chick Light Bulb

Chick Light Bulb Craft
This tutorial will teach you how to make a cute little chick out of a light bulb.

Christmas Tree Light Reindeer Ornament

Christmas Tree Light Reindeer Ornament
These little reindeer are so adorable and eay to make, you will be hoping for your Christmas lights to burn out.

Hen Light Bulb

Light Bulb Hen Crafts
Learn how you can use paint feathers, and craft foam to make this mother hen. Make sure you also give her some wiggle eyes and the ribbon bow as a finishing touch.

Leprechaun Craft

Light Bulb Leprechaun Crafts
Using a light bulb, toilet paper roll, and paper mache techniques, you can craft your own little leprechaun. You can take this craft one step further and use paper mache to make a tiny body to attach the head to.

Grinch Light Bulb

Light Bulb Grinch Craft
A visitor named Sheri was nice enough to share these directions for making this adorable Grinch craft.

Maracas Crafts

Light Bulb Maraca Craft
You can easy craft yourself a pair of maracas using little more than a light bulb. Cover it with several layers of paper mache and then bust the light bulb so that when you shake it, it makes noise.

Pumpkin Light Bulb

light bulb crafts
I used a burnt out vanity light bulb from my bathroom to make this nice, round pumpkin; but you can use one of any size or shape.
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