We love crafting of any kind. We often make complicated things that have taken us years to perfect the techniques for, but sometimes our very favourite projects are the silly ones we do with our kids. Few things are more rewarding than spending a fun afternoon with your little ones and seeing how their faces light up when you come up with something new and exciting for them to do. Our latest awesome crafting trend to try with our kids is so cool even we can’t get enough of it. We’ve discovered the joy of glow in the dark crafts!
Check out these amazingly awesome glowing kids’ crafts that will have your kids squealing with creative glee and feeling like they’re doing science all at once.
1. Glow stick lanterns
Did you know that you can make an awesomely coloured glowing lantern with just two things? We didn’t either, so imagine how excited we were when we discovered this mason jar glow lantern!
2. Glow in the dark jellyfish
Working with glow sticks is always fun, but what if you had your heart set on something a little more crafty in terms of the creative skills it takes to make it? Then help your kids’ glow crafts be actual crafting time by making these awesome glowing jellyfish with them!
3. Non-toxic glow in the dark glitter jars
When it comes to crafting, our policy is that glitter is always welcome and our kids completely agree. In our house, the more glitter, the better! With that in mind, we’re sure you can picture how excited our kids were when we combined glitter with glow paint! Check out how these sparkly spotted glowing jars are made on
4. Glow in the dark bubbles
5. Neon glitter and paint black light art
Did you like the idea of working with glow paint and glitter but you think your kids would like to get a little more hands-on and messy than just pouring these things into a jar and shaking them around? Well, we certainly don’t blame them! Instead, check out how
6. Mini Monster jars
Perhaps you very much enjoyed the glow jar concept but you know your kids prefer little novelty things the most? Then combine that idea with making these hilarious little monster characters that sit on top of the little glowing jar.
7. Glow paint lantern
Have you ever seen a craft that glows so well it could almost light up the night? Well, we hadn’t either until we came across this fun glowing lantern idea by
8. Glow in the dark sand
When we started making glow in the dark themed crafts with our kids, the part we found perhaps the most amazing was how many craft ideas we’d already done could be re-done and still amuse our kids to the max. This glowing sand table idea from
9. Black light jello
Do your DIY skills actually lie primarily in cooking, baking, and food-based things rather than actual hands-on crafting? Fear not; you can still totally get in on the glow in the dark kick without having your kids miss out!
10. Glow in the dark slime
You read that right- slime. Just in case you aren’t always up on the latest in kids’ trends and DIY obsessions, craft stores everywhere have been selling out of the ingredients for “slime” lately and, personally, we think it’s completely awesome. Besides getting to be part of an awesome DIY process, making slime gives your kids something to play with even after you’re done making it!
11. DIY glowing bouncy balls
If you’ve never made DIY bouncy balls at home, then you’ve been missing out! The homemade kind might not bounce quite as high and fast as the classic “super balls” that come out of gumball machines, but that just makes them a little safer to play with in the house. Instead of making them plain, however, we’d suggest following this tutorial on
12. Glowing rock eyeballs
Within your kids’ new obsession with glow in the dark crafts, have they also developed a small preoccupation with the thrill of things that are just a little bit spooky, even if it’s not Halloween right now? Then this painting craft is perfect for them!
13. Glowing neon play rice
Did you love the idea of making your kids a play table that will amuse them for hours and incorporating that into your glow in the dark DIY time but you don’t have sand right now or you’d prefer not to have sand in the house? Then try making them glow rice instead! They’ll be able to dig and fill buckets just like with the sand.
14. Glow in the dark water balloons
15. Glowing rainbow water beads
Water beads might not be as trendy now as they once were, but we’ve always loved the way they burst and dissolve in water. Of course, as with anything, we love them even more when they glow in the dark! Just in case you’ve never heard of beads that do this before,
Do you know someone who loves glow in the dark things just as much as we do? Share this post with them for a little bit of unique crafting inspiration!