Magic Marker Monday — Firefly Jar Night Light Craft… — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

Magic Marker Monday — Firefly Jar Night Light Craft…

by Michelle



It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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By no means an original idea, but a fun one! We made these little guys from a few items found at our local dollar store (glass parmesan cheese shakers and glow sticks) along with a few miscellaneous craft items we had around the house (google eyes, pipe cleaners, craft foam, pom poms and quick-bonding household cement adhesive.)

The really fun part was adding the glow sticks at bedtime…

I’m sure that there are numerous versions of these little guys floating around the internet at the moment, but ours were patterned after a kit offered by Oriental Trading Company.

Hope your kiddos had some artistic fun this week too!


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Michelle is a stay-at-home mom, wife to her wonderful husband, and mother of their two adorable and much-loved children. Through her blog, In The Life of a Child, Michelle has grown a passion for supporting families who are parenting children through extreme medical challenges. Her oldest child was born with a rare birth defect known as a lymphatic malformation and was also diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome. Michelle and her husband share a common goal as parents: To treasure every moment and raise their children to be extraordinary individuals.

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1 Michelle June 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Some very cool artwork so far this week! Great start to my Monday 🙂

~Michelle @ 5MFSN

2 SoCoMom4James June 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Those are adorable! I bet I can do something like that with clear plastic cups.

Thanks for a great summer project idea. That’s as close as they’ll get to fire flies for a while!

3 danette June 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Those are too cute!

4 KDL June 15, 2010 at 3:43 am

I have fond memories of fireflies from Summer vacations in Arkansas as a child. These are adorable. Might just add these to our Summer “project” list.

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