Easy Summertime Kids’ Craft: Firefly Puppet

So glad that you are joining us for this crafting adventure! Today we will be making a fun and easy summertime kids’ craft, a firefly puppet, using a simple brown paper lunch bag and some washi tape! If you have already filled up your craft bag according to my recommendations, you have everything that you need at your fingertips. Don’t know what I mean? Check out the “fill your bag” page HERE!

Growing up in Pennsylvania, fireflies were the sign that it was finally Summer…for real. We would marvel as they lit up the night, making everything a little more magical. And of course, my cousins and I would catch them so that we could get a close up look and try to figure out how they were doing what they do. I mean, really, how did they light up?!? (I still did’t know as an adult…until NOW). This firefly puppet is a fun kids’ craft that will hopefully allow your kids to hold onto that magic just a little bit longer. Because Summer is always gone way too soon.


  • Paper bag
  • Yellow designed washi tape
  • Newspaper (with basic print/no pictures)
  • Glue stick
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Large googly eyes
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • 1 Pipe cleaner (I chose yellow, but you can use whatever color you want)

Step 1

  • Place washi tape on the bottom third of the paper plate, front and back
Firefly Paper Bag Puppet Step 1

Step 2

  • Trim the bottom of the paper bag in a cone shape to form the butt of the firefly
Firefly Paper Bag Puppet Step 2

Step 3

  • Cut 2 circles out of the newspaper print (for wings)
  • Attach to the back of the puppet using a glue stick
  • Cut your pipe cleaner into thirds
  • Curl the ends of each piece of pipe cleaner
  • Glue with Elmer’s to the top in the back for the antennae and allow the glue to dry thoroughly
Firefly Paper Bag Puppet Step 3

Step 4

  • Glue on googly eyes
  • Draw on the rest of the face. Yours does not have to look like mine. Make the firefly’s face however you would like!
Firefly Paper Bag Puppet Step 4

Now that was easy! If you enjoyed this easy summertime kids’ craft, tell your friends! And please share it to your favorite Pinterest Board so that you can come back to it again and again!

firefly easy kids craft
firefly easy kids craft


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