Wednesday, June 6, 2012

{activity} easy glow in the dark space jar



I have seen this on pinterest and finally found the proper link from the original author! Here is the original if you would like to see what she did. Very clever, using glow in the dark paint!

I wanted something quick and easy for this though, so thought I'd use some glow sticks. Using the glow sticks was super simple, very effective and the kids LOVED it.

This is all you need. + a jar. Well, you don't even need the glitter really - I just assumed you did by looking at the photo on pinterest. It would be just fine without the glitter - which doesn't even look glittery in the jar anyway. So really - you just need a jar and some glow sticks. Easy.

Snip a little bit off the top of a glow stick. Then, while holding it upside down over your jar, 'break' the glow stick as you would normally to 'activate' it. Empty the contents into the jar. 

We did a few colours - blue, orange and yellow I think.
Pretty...

Put the lid on the jar and shake shake shake. Turn off all the lights {looks much better in the dark} and ENJOY!

Doesn't last as long as glow sticks usually do - but long enough for the kids to enjoy it. If you wanted a long term glowing jar - you'd probably have to follow the original idea of using glow in the dark paint. :o}

We turned off all the lights at dinner time and surprised the kiddos with this.
I loved the look of wonder on their faces.
For a short while, we were just the coolest parents in the galaxy. And their dinner time was filled with a little bit of magic.

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11 comments:

  1. WOW how amazing does that look! my kids would also love it, will do it for them tonight as i already have some glow sticks and an empty jar. perfect thank you bianca! kat

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  2. Such a fun idea! And so easy! Thanks for sharing

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    1. yep, very easy! kids will love it!

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  3. I just love their little faces, staring intently!

    Maybe i could use this jar as a pseudo-babysitter haha

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    1. ha ha! it would be the cheapest baby sitter ever Laura! I love their faces too. Small things xx

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  4. Love. Love. Love it!!! I'm on to pin for future use.
    Thank you!!!!!!!
    Hope your day is extraordinary in every way!

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    1. Thanks Diane! Hope your kiddos have fun with it and I hope you have a beautiful weekend x

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  5. We throw glow sticks in the bath for a pick me up at the end of a tough day - pop them in the freezer to slow the chemical reaction and you get a few nights out of them.

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    1. Oh that is a great tip, thank you! We have done the glow sticks in the bath too. Glow sticks are just too fun aren't they!

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  6. such a cute idea!!! can't wait to try this with my daughter! Thanks for the idea!

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  7. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!! Can't wait to try it with my daughter!

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