Story time Tuesday “The Very Lonely Firefly” with Craft

So I’m a day late posting my usual weekly story time & craft. I’ve been away enjoying the mountains of Star Valley, Wyoming with my family and just returned last night. A couple weeks ago I saw the most adorable Firefly craft at No Time For Flashcards using Band-Aids and I knew I had to try it out with my kids. Luckily, I had the perfect book in mind to go along with it.

Eric Carle’s stories are so creative and are a MUST for Preschool. Eric Carle describes his book “The Very Lonely Firefly  is about belonging. We all want to belong to a group, a family, our own fellow creatures.” After talking about the meaning of the story we set out to make our own firefly families.

Mine turned out differently than No Time For Flashcard’s simply because I couldn’t find yellow Band-Ads, but we made some adjustments and I am very pleased with our take on the fun craft.

Materials you will need:
-Black sheet of construction paper
-yellow and white crayon
-colorful band-aids
-plain band-aids
-wiggly eyes
-yellow puffy paint

1. Draw a moon and stars on the left corner of your black sheet of construction paper.

2. Place your regular Band-Aids on your paper to make the Firefly bodies.

3. Take the colored Band-Aids and place them over your Band-Aids making an X to form the Firefly wings.

4. Dab some glue on the top of the Band-Aids and put the wiggly eyes on.

5. Use the yellow crayon to draw antennae on the Fireflies. We also filled in more stars around the Fireflies at this point but I didn’t take a picture of it.

6. Use the yellow puffy paint to paint the bottom of the Band-Aids to make them glowing.

7. You can be done at this point, but we decided to use a fine tip black marker to add some details to the face.

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