We picked up this cute book from the library last week.
Leo the Lightning Bug by Eric Drachman, illustrated by James Muscarello
It is an award-winning book so I expected it to be good and it did not disappoint. It is a touching story about believing in yourself. Little Leo captures your heart as you read about him building self-confidence in his struggle to make his very own light glow.
Next I hot glued the body to the front of the clothespin and the wings to the back of the clothespin. To finish the lightning bug I painted the bottom of his body with bright yellow paint and then sprinkled neon yellow glitter all over the paint while it was still wet. The glitter makes his light really glimmer.
I have several of these glitter caddy’s from Craftprojectideas.com, and that is the glitter I used. They have one specifically with fun neon colors that you can pick up at your local Wal-Mart.
Below you can see how the lightning bug is assembled on the clothespin.