Making crafts with children provides a wonderful opportunity for adults and kids to bond through learning and creating together. Making crafts glow in the dark is an easy way to add a touch of magic and fun to any project or night time activity.
Night Tag Turn a simple game of it-tag into a nighttime adventure with this easy craft. Get plain-white undershirts and have children write their names on the back using stencils using acrylic glow in the dark fabric paint. Then help them to decorate the rest of the shirts with glow in the dark star and planet stickers or with custom glowing paint designs to create their own special night tag "uniform." Though the uniforms are easy to make, nighttime it-tag requires careful adult supervision.
Make sure the play space is completely clear of potential toe-stubbing or tripping hazards, and, if playing inside, make sure walls are made clearly visible with lights or glow in the dark tape. Adults must vigilantly supervise the game to handle any situation that may arise.
Glow Jewelry The perfect activity for a girls’ slumber party, buy bags of glow in the dark beads have your kids make necklaces with them in the dark. Also include non-glowing beads of all kinds that your kids can decorate with glow in the dark paint. Adult supervision is required around children working with paint and beads to ensure nothing goes in their mouths.
Glow Water Glow water is an easy craft that will make your house the most popular sleepover destination in town. Fill a largish container with water, then break a yellow highlighter open and soak its ink pad in the water for an hour or until it loses its color. Shine a black light on the water and watch it glow. The creative possibilities for this craft are endless.
Have kids take their shoes off and dance in it, fill the container with different colors of glow in the dark beads and make patterns, prepare ice cubes with different colors of highlighter and float them on the surface, fill a fountain with it or pour it through crazy straws and watch it go. The only limit is your imagination. Parents must supervise this activity to make sure kids don’t drink the water.
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