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July 6, 2011

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
-glue
-wiggly eyes
-yellow puffy paint


Directions:
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. Andy wanted me to make one of mine a girl and the others boys.



I think they turned out darling! My kids loved this craft, and why wouldn't they since ALL KIDS LOVE COOL BAND-AIDS!! Heck, even I love cool Bandaids and that's why I couldn't resist making one of these for myself.


Here is Andy's masterpiece...


Here is Luke's masterpiece...


He had some trouble making the stars but he was insistent on doing them all by himself so I was very proud of him. I love his balls at the ends of his antennae, very clever!

If you try out this craft, I'd love to hear about it.

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Happy Reading & Crafting!!

21 comments:

Jenni said... Best Blogger Tips

You make the cutest crafts with your kids! I am LOVING it!
Thank you for linking up again this week at the frog.
Jenni

Bec@littlelucylu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello!
As a mom of a toddler AND a kindergarten teacher, I LOVE this!!!
I don't know if you've "met" my blog - Little Lucy Lu - but I'd love if you'd come over tomorrow to share this for Share the Fun Friday! :-)
It's JUST the kind of project I'm wanting to showcase!!!
Thank you!
~Bec

Ladybird Ln said... Best Blogger Tips

These are just darling I just love Eric Carle! My kids would get a kick out of this project, thanks for sharing! I am excited to be your 50th follower!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Amanda Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute and easy way to do this project. Asher would love it because he hates getting too messy:)

Thanks so joining our Mingle With Us Blog Hop and Giveaway again.

Amanda Joy
www.joyinthejumble.com

mombo880 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute project! I'm the director of a preschool and will be passing this along to our teachers for the kids, thanks for sharing!!
And thanks for following,too! Following back :)

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a former teacher and I love your cute projects! I am sharing them with my cousin who runs a preschool. I am your newest follower. I would love it if you came over to Greetings From the Asylum and checked me out! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

o my goodness this is so darling!!! thanks so much for sharing this:)
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the bandaid idea! adorable. Thanks for visiting me at Jada Roo Can Do I am now following you back:)
Andrea

Brooke @ Let Kids Create said... Best Blogger Tips

Now I think I need to stock up on dollar store band aids. This is darling, I love the use of unconventional things for art!

Mandi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is adorable!!! I can't wait to do this with my boys, they'll love it!

Mandi
boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! And what kid doesn't love playing with bandaids!

CatNCart Craft said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely bright and colourful results - must put this in the memory bank for the next time little family members come to visit. Following you back from Cat 'n Cart Crafts
Judy

Grammy Goodwill said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are just so cute. I love Eric Carle books.

The Outlaw Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

The COOLEST kid project I've seen in a while! I'll love doing this for sure. Hope the kids do, too :-)

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

This is sooo cute! What a great art project for the kids!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

shopannies said... Best Blogger Tips

what a cute craft love that it is tied to reading a great book come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Art For Little Hands said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so fun and creative. I wonder if there are glow in the dark band aids out there. That would be so cute. Thanks for sharing at my art party last week. Hope you come back later today and share another idea.

Bec@littlelucylu said... Best Blogger Tips

I WILL be featuring this tomorrow!
Thanks so much for linking up for Share the Fun last Friday!
I'd love it if you have more FUN to link up this week, too! :-)
~Bec

April said... Best Blogger Tips

I love crafty things too! My daughter loves playing with band aids, she goes crazy over them! coming thru from Link and Learn?

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said... Best Blogger Tips

Another wonderful craft! This is so perfect for the book - I have jotted this idea down for when we re-visit Eric Carle! :)

Thank you for linking up your creative fun to The Sunday Showcase - hope to see you again this week!

Bernadette

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

As soon as I saw this picture on Pinterest I immediately thought of this book to put the activity with! So glad I have found your blog! I do a book with a craft every Friday with my pre-school kiddos! Can't wait to search around your blog some more!

Erin
Creating & Teaching