"What do we see in the summer night? / Ten flashing fireflies burning bright! / Catch the one twinkling there / Like a star. (next page) One flashing firefly in our jar."
The text rhymes, but changes throughout the text a little. Each firefly is just a ball of bright yellow/white light.
I needed another flannel or activity to do in next week's pajama storytime (on, as you can guess.. fireflies), and I decided this would be the perfect fit.
I used Miss Alison's firefly as a template, scaling it down in Word to be the size I needed to get 10 of them to fit into my jar (drawn free hand from this inspiration).
Here's the final product:
The fireflies are done on yellow felt with brown puffy paint wings and faces, and gold puffy paint butts :) (sorry for the blurry photo. They were all turning out this way and I was in a hurry)
The jar is basically a whole sheet of cream colored felt with black sharpie drawn "accents."
Because the text is so repetitive and lovely, I'm going to attempt to memorize it and recite the story as we put the flannel pieces from the air into the jar (and.. spoiler alert: back again). Enjoy!
This week's round up is hosted by Sarah of Read It Again. As always, check the Flannel Friday website, Facebook, and Pinterest accounts for more information and to see past Flannel Friday creations.