Light Bulb Encouragement Craft

Show your student that their efforts are appreciated and noticed. Like how a light bulb goes over your head when you’re working hard with an idea, this Light Bulb Encouragement Craft is a great way to say you get it, keep going! You’re a bright light shining with good ideas! With a Free Printable Light Bulb Template, too!

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Just one of the cute aspects of this craft is the pipe cleaner filament in the bulb. It’s a fun zig zag of shiny color and really makes the bulb pop! But what really stands out are the encouraging messages on the bulb. We filled ours with “bright”, “shine”, and “good idea”. And while we wrote in cursive, if your child can’t yet read cursive then use your own print handwriting, instead.

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This is such a great back to school craft. But if you’re looking for more ways to excite your student for school, be sure to also see our Paper Loop School Bus, Monster Bookmarks, Apple Paper Photo Frames, and this Cardboard Roll Pencil Craft.

light bulb encouragement craft supplies

To make our Light Bulb Encouragement Craft you will need our Light Bulb Template, mini craft sticks, shiny pipe cleaners, acrylic paint in black or grey, cardstock in yellow, light blue, and orange, markers in black, grey, and orange, single hole punch, scissors, and a glue stick.

Light Bulb Encouragement Craft

Supplies needed:

  • Light Bulb Template
  • Mini craft sticks
  • Cardstock – yellow, light blue, orange, black
  • Acrylic paint – black, grey
  • Markers – black, grey, orange
  • Shiny pipe cleaners
  • Single hole punch
  • 1.5” circle punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Begin by printing and cutting out the template inside the line.

light bulb traced template

Trace the template on the color cardstock of your bulb. Most are yellow, but we also went with a light blue bulb and orange, too.

light bulb cut template

Cut out outside the line.

3 mini craft sticks painted black

Now paint 3 mini craft sticks black or grey. Let dry.

holes punched on bulb

Fold the bulb in half. Use the hole punch to punch 2 holes.

pipe cleaner zig zag

Next, cut a pipe cleaner in half. Bend the pipe cleaner into a zig zag, making sure both ends are pointed in the right direction.

pipe cleaner inserted in holes

back of light bulb

Then insert the ends of the pipe cleaner into the holes.

black lines drawn from pipe cleaner to bottom of bulb

Use the black marker to make lines from the holes to the bottom of the bulb.

encouraging message in cursive

And write your encouraging message above the pipe cleaner filament.

3 mini craft sticks glued to bottom of bulb

Now glue the painted craft sticks to the bottom of the bulb.

black circle hole punch

Finally, punch a circle using a 1.5” circle punch, or scissors, from the black cardstock.

circle glued on bottom of bulb

Glue to the bottom of the bulb, so only about half is showing.

light bulb encouragement crafts

Such a bright idea for a bright mind! A fun way to make sure their ideas keep shining!

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