Light-up Bugs STEM Activity for Kids
Emma, Johnny, and Lily made these light-up bugs at one of our science coop classes. Actually, I mostly made them, but they helped quite enthusiastically. There’s a C battery and some wire under all the bug trappings, and the light you see is a flashlight lighbulb. Everything is held together with a little sticky tack. Lily’s bug only gets to have one eye, per Lily’s adamant opinion. Click through this link to learn how to make these light-up bugs.
I don’t know how much learning my kids will retain from this activity, but they think their bugs are super cool!
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
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@Elise – Thank you! And, I would love to get our kids together, if only that were possible!
@Susana – Lily just watched me (apart form putting the eye on and removing the second eye I tried to add), but she definitely considers the bug hers, and is very proud of it!
Lily and Blake would make a fine pair – he also is very adamant about putting one eye on his creations too!
What a novel idea to include a flashlight lightbulb into this craft. They certainly are the cutest bugs I have ever seen.
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I cannot believe Lily made her own bug! I am super impressed–WOW!
These bugs are adorable. Joe would love this!
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I’d love instructions on that if you have it
@Ticia – I’ll see if I can write them up…
@Elisa – I love that she already knows what she wants and likes!
@Natalie – One benefit of having two older siblings =)
Maybe the science part of this was not bugs, but batteries and lights, but the results look great. Lily must be the youngest scientist ever.
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That’s awesome! I think it’s hilarious that Lily insisted her bug have only one eye. She’s looking so grown up holding your collaborative creation.
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Those are really cute buggies!
@Mike – Thanks sweetie! =)
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