by Jenni Chasteen
Catching fireflies in jars is so mean. So is ripping their glowing butts off and sticking them on your nose and yelling, “Look! I’m Rudolph!” But you can still capture some of the magic of sparkly bugs without inflicting a slow, cruel death on any living creatures. The Electronic Firefly in a Jar looks and acts just like a real firefly, except it can’t die because it’s a robot. (Which is the same reason everyone switched from real hamsters to Zhu Zhu pets.) Put one in your window, on your desk or leave it outside to attract real fireflies.