DIY Firefly In A Jar

DIY Firefly In A Jar

written by: Brittney Dowell

Summer may officially be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hold onto some of those sweet memories of late nights catching fireflies!

Bring that familiar magical glow indoors with this simple DIY using our bright-as-sunshine Glo Pal, Alex!


  • Alex Light-Up Cubes
  • Clean empty jars with lids (we recycled baby food jars)
  • Glitter/Sequins
  • Water


Start with a clean, empty jar. We thought these baby food jars were the perfect size for little hands! We spraypainted the lids to add an extra touch of colorful fun.

Let your child add glitter and water, then simply plop in your Alex Glo Cube “firefly”, twist the lid on tight (add a touch of hot glue for an extra tight seal) ,and enjoy the shimmering glow of your little firefly lantern!

Spark Your Imagination!

Visit your local library for the following firefly books! Fact filled and fun reads to cozy up and enjoy together by your own little “firefly” lantern! Check out a few of our favorite firefly reads below

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