Catching fireflies--also known as lightning bugs--is a favorite nighttime summer activity for children. These magical insects and their soft, blinking auras have fascinated kids and adults for years. But instead of storing the fireflies in a jar with the top punctured to allow air, Coleman goes one step further with this Firefly Lantern.
Lid swivels for easy access.
Made of rugged plastic wrapped by wire mesh, the firefly lantern is perfect for camping trips or evening picnics that could include extensive bug searches. The lantern features a swiveling lid that opens and closes quickly and easily, and a metal handle that comes in handy during long walks or hikes, or for hanging from a tree or deck. The base of the lantern doubles as a discreet storage container with a removable bottom, but it doesn't have air holes for holding live bugs. At 8.5 inches tall (with a 2.5-by-5.25-inch base container) the lantern is lightweight and is sure to be a favorite summertime toy. And boy, it sure can hold a lot of bugs!
The Coleman Company has been creating and innovating products for recreational outdoor use since W.C. Coleman started selling gasoline-powered lanterns in 1900. Inventor of the hugely popular fold-up camp stove, Coleman developed a plastic liner for his galvanized steel coolers in 1957--the birth of the modern cooler--and the company has been improving their utility and design ever since. The array of products that bear the Coleman name now includes just about everything you might need to work or play outdoors, from tents and sleeping bags to boats, backpacks, and furniture.
A safe, humane way to collect and study fireflies or any insects, the Coleman Kids Firefly Lantern is sturdily built to stand up to lots of use. The lid swivels for easy access to the main compartment, and there's even a secret storage compartment to hold other small treasures.