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Light-up bugs

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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.

Lily showing off her bug

I don’t know how much learning my kids will retain from this activity, but they think their bugs are super cool!

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

10 thoughts on “Light-up bugs”

  1. @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!

  2. @Elisa – I love that she already knows what she wants and likes!

    @Natalie – One benefit of having two older siblings =)

  3. 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.
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Month in Review and October Goals =-.

  4. Elisa | blissfulE

    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.
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..kiddo quotes =-.

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