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Glowing Bug Necklace Craft

How to Make a Bug Using a Glow Stick


Glowing Bug Necklace

Glowing Bug Necklace Craft

Sherri Osborn
Have your child make this easy craft while you are waiting to leave for a camping trip or even on the way to your destination. After dark, they can activate the glow stick with your help and add some fun colors around the camp fire.

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 20 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

The glow stick in this craft is used as the glow bug's body. The glow sticks you use can be any color or size as long as they have a loop on top you can thread the cord through. Cut a piece of yarn or string long enough to fit around your child's neck. Thread it through the hole in the glow stick and tie the ends together to make a necklace. If you cannot find glow sticks with a hole, don't worry about it. These glow bugs can be held or worn!

Provide your child with wiggle eyes, chenille stems, and any other craft supplies you desire and encourage them to create their own unique glow bug. While the wiggle eyes should be glued in place, the chenille stems can be twisted around the glow stick to be held in place. If you want, you can secure them with a few strategically placed drops of glue. Be careful about placing chenille stems around the center of the glow stick as you will need to bend it to activate the glowing chemicals.

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