My birthday is on June 17th, which, when you’re a kid, is a pretty great day for a birthday. You never have to go to school, the activity options are endless, and your party can always include a squirt gun fight.
But, each year I also get another special, seasonal gift. Even now, among the good times with families and friends, I always see the first fireflies of the year on my birthday. It started with those outdoor parties and cookouts as a kid, and continued through the bonfires of high school, the theme parks of college, and now, a quiet evening walk with the people I love the most. Perhaps I don’t notice them in the days before, but every year, it just happens: the lightning bugs come out. So, as you can guess, I kinda love them, in that six-year-old kid sorta way. So, I do feel a special sentiment towards these firefly-alike Mason jars.
Unfortunately, they seem to be one of those internet phenomena where things get passed around, and no one seems to know the original source. Therefore, there aren’t any specific step by step directions, but if there were, I’d imagine they’d go like this:
“Flick glow-in-the-dark paint onto the inside of a mason jar. Allow to dry.”
Make ’em. Tonight.
Update: Cyndee, in the comments below, was able to locate a how-to from what seems like the author of the original photograph. Check it out here.
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