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My little grandson is really struggling with his Daddy being gone.  Going to sleep is the last thing he wants to do.  I came across this idea on Pintrest (of course) and you can see their version here:!/2012/04/reminder-dont-throw-out-those-plastic.html. No tutorial, just a picture.  So I decided to give them a try, for he is a BOY and loves BUGS.  Hopefully I can convince him that he should go to bed when Glow Bugs go to bed.  Well it’s worth a shot.
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Translucent plastic egg, (left over from last Easter, never throw away left over plastic eggs)
LED tea lights (craft stores, price range from 2 for $3 to $2 each, mine were left over from a wedding a couple of years ago)
½ inch slice from a Pool noodle ($1 each at the Dollar store)
E-6000 or 9001 glue ($4 a tube)
Pipe cleaners (your choice of color, I used2 black and 1 yellow)
7 mm googly eyes ($1 for a couple dozen)
Drill with small drill bit (not shown)
Masking tape
Tape measure or ruler
Plastic page protector

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I cut off the piece of a pool noodle. 

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I took the short/fat part of the plastic egg and centered it over the hole in the noodle slice and pushed down while twisting.

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Thus I was able to cut a piece of the pool noodle from the center of the ring.  (Save the left over outer ring, it will come in handy later.)

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Lay the tea light over the center of the cut out ring. 

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Use a marker to trace around it.  (What I am after is something to buffer the tea light while it is inside the egg.  This will help it stay in place.)

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Use the scissors to cut along the inside of the mark made by the marker. 

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Now fit the new ring over the tea light. 

Excellent project to do with my kids. Thanks for the info!

kakmer2 years ago
These are easy enough to make with my culture kids. Thanks!!
ChrysN2 years ago
Those are super cute! You could also used those plastic containers you get inside a Kinder Surprise.
craftknowitall (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
That's a great idea! Thanks for commenting.
very nice
bagnitsch2 years ago
Oh yeah! These are cute!
tutdude982 years ago
This is really nice :D i need to make couple of them for my sister
randofo2 years ago
Nicely done. I like how these came out.