Fireflies in a Jar

Fireflies in a Jar craft

Let’s "glow"! Create a jar of glowing fireflies with Crayola® Glow Explosion™!

  • 1.

    Prep your work surface. Cover your work area with several layers of scrap paper or aluminum foil. Glow Explosion marker ink can bleed through paper and contains colorants that can stain.

  • 2.

    Get ready to make your mark! Open the foil packet to remove the Glow Explosion markers. To activate the markers, remove the caps and press each marker straight down on the foil packet for 2-3 seconds. The markers are ready to use when the tips appear moist and colored.

  • 3.

    Be creative! Place the blotter mat included in the package on the protected work surface. Place a piece of Glow Explosion Paper on top of the blotter with the shiny side (the side with the words) down. Draw a jar filled with glowing fireflies. Use one or more markers. Recap the markers after each use. Markers work best for bold, broad designs. Don’t worry if the marks appear light, they will glow once they are activated.

  • 4.

    Let’s glow! Uncap the Glow Explosion Activator marker. Use the broad side of the marker tip to make side-to-side or back-and-forth strokes to cover the entire design. Recap the marker when you are finished. The glow will start to appear within seconds and

  • 5.

    Draw some details. Add fine details to your picture using a black, fine tip marker. Enjoy your glow-in-the-dark creation!