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Firefly Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Have you witnessed when tiny lights start to flicker and dance around the campsite? It’s a beautiful sight to see fireflies illuminating the darkness with their enchanting glow. 

Kids’ eyes widen with wonder and joy as they watch these luminous creatures flit about and rush to try to capture one for a closer look.

Inspired by the fireflies’ glowing beauty, we have a great project that has kids create their very own firefly puppet craft out of a simple paper bag. With a bit of creativity and a few craft supplies, they can bring these enchanting insects to life and have lots of fun.

Be sure to check out all our camping activities for kids!

Printable Firefly Craft

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By following our step-by-step instructions, your kids will learn how to transform a paper bag into a charming firefly puppet that can light up any room. 

Get ready to ignite your kid’s imagination, as we go on a camping crafting adventure to capture the magic of fireflies in the palm of their hand!

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Firefly template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)

Directions

Download the firefly template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

firefly puppet craft template

Begin by gluing the head to the flap portion of the brown bag.

hands gluing brown body part to bag

Take the eyes and glue one below both of the eyebrows.

hands gluing eye to paper bag

Next, take the antennae and glue them to the top and back of the firefly’s head.

hands gluing antennae to paper bag

Glue the body piece to the main portion of the brown bag.

hands gluing eyes to bag

Place the lighted abdomen on the bottom of the body and glue it down.

hands gluing section of firefly together

Finish up by gluing the wings to the inner flap of both sides of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing wings to paper bag

There are plenty of other insect crafts here on the blog that we’re sure your little one will love to make, be sure to check them out!

hand holding firefly puppet craft

Fun Camping Ideas For Kids

Calling all adventurous young campers! If you’re looking for a way to add an extra dose of fun to your camping trip, we’ve got some exciting craft and activity ideas just for you.

So grab your camping gear, gather around the (handprint) campfire, and dive into a world of creativity and exploration.

Keep reading to discover a list of crafts and educational activities that will make your camping experience even more unforgettable. 

Camping Books For Kids

Do you want to create a whole camping-themed unit to go with these crafts? If so, keep reading. We’ve got lots of great ideas to get you started!

Books are a great way to get even further into a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win-win situation!

Below are some of the top camping themed books for kids.

The Little Book of Camping- Teach young kids all about what goes into camping with this cute and simple book!

Pete the Cat Goes Camping- This book is great for little readers who love  the misadventures of Pete the Cat. Read it before going camping to get the kids excited for their trip!

A Campfire Tail- This sweet book is a great way to talk to kids about empathy and friendship. Kids love the fun illustrations and storyline.

hand holding firefly puppet craft with another example in the background

Camping Crafts For Kids

Crafting is an enjoyable activity for kids that offers more than just entertainment. It’s a fantastic way for children to learn and practice essential skills in a hands-on and engaging manner.

When kids craft, they get to use their creativity, develop fine motor skills, improve hand-eye coordination, and enhance problem solving abilities. It encourages them to think critically, follow instructions, and boosts their self-confidence as they witness their creations come to life.

Dive into crafting, where learning and fun go hand in hand!

Brown Bear Paper Bag Puppet – This cute bear would be a great accompaniment to the book, Going on a Bear Hunt, learning about the letter B or about different animals. Kids can use their imaginations with their new puppets to go on fun adventures!

Owl Headband Craft – Whooo’s ready to become a wise and whimsical owl with this cute headband?! Kids can let their creativity take flight and learn more about these beautiful birds!

camping craft ideas collage

Handprint Campfire Craft – Gather around the campfire with this adorable keepsake craft! Capture the warmth and memories of a campfire with this fun project using handprints and a log template for a creative piece of artwork.

Acorn Craft for Kids – This cute and playful craft will bring a smile to your little one’s face. Kids will love to position their acorn’s bendy arms and legs when they play with their finished craft which can be a squirrel’s next snack or a mighty oak one day.

Camping Activities For Kids

Time to break out the compass and navigate through these camping maze printables. There are 3 mazes in the shape of a campfire, a cozy tent, and a helpful signpost for kids to challenge themselves to find their way through.

Our camping do a dot printables are not only entertaining but also offer educational benefits by helping kids develop fine motor skills and color recognition.

These can also be used to practice counting, letter recognition, and sight words, so grab the dot markers and these printables!

single example of firefly puppet craft

Kids will be able to sharpen their observation skills when they go on a hunt with these I Spy camping printables.

There are 6 unique pages for kids to find hidden pictures. There are 3 pages that are a little easier for your younger learners and 3 harder hunts for them to spot the different camping images.

Get your curious campers ready for an educational adventure with our camping worksheets. From memory games to mazes, handwriting practice to scavenger hunts, and even puzzles and coloring activities – there’s something for everyone to enjoy while exploring the wonders of nature and sharpening skills.

example of finished firefly puppet craft

Be sure to include these Going on a Bear Hunt printables when you read this beloved book with your kids! It’s a great complement to the story as kids trace the different paths the family goes on to enhance their fine motor skills! 

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Camping Ideas For Kids

hand holding firefly puppet craft

Firefly Puppet Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Inspired by the fireflies' glowing beauty, we have a great project that has kids create their very own firefly puppet craft out of a simple paper bag.

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Firefly template

Instructions

  1. Download the firefly template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the head to the flap portion of the brown bag. hands gluing brown body part to bag
  3. Take the eyes and glue one below both of the eyebrows.
  4. Next, take the antennae and glue them to the top and back of the firefly's head. hands gluing antennae to paper bag
  5. Glue the body piece to the main portion of the brown bag.
  6. Place the lighted abdomen on the bottom of the body and glue it down. hands gluing section of firefly together
  7. Finish up by gluing the wings to the inner flap of both sides of the brown paper bag.

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Firefly Puppet Craft Template

Firefly Template

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Maryann Becker

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

I would love the template fir the firefly!

Sam

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Marie

Friday 4th of August 2023

This looks fun!

Sam

Monday 7th of August 2023

Thanks!

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