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Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Day

Today the kids and I used some small black lights we found in the Target dollar bins a few months ago to do some glow activities. We had so much fun I just had to share with my mommy friends!

These are the small blacklights I found in the dollar bin. They did take 3 AA batteries each but they were perfect for small hands to use for some glow in the dark play time :)

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First thing we did (2 days ago) was disassemble some highlighters I got on clearance for .25 cents each. Then put the inside ink tube into water to soak overnight. I put four colors into four plastic cups of water. This made glow water! It is sensitive to blacklight.

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Then I put one of the colors of glow water into a plastic tub.

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The kids and I put some little grow water beads we got at our local dollar tree into the water overnight to absorb the glow water.

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It worked great!

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Then I got their sensory table ready for black lights. I laid out the plastic table cloth on the floor and then put two old wipes boxes down with the black lights between them.

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Then I put the clear container we use as a sensory bin on top of the wipes boxes so the blacklight a shine up through it.

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I poured in the glowing water beads and wanted to take a pic before the kids dug in so my 2 year old grabbed his magnifying glass to inspect and I thought it was adorable!

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The beads glowed so much! It was really neat looking.

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The kids had a blast playing with them and bouncing the water beads :)

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Next I let them play with play dough made with glow water and their little black lights. This was a hit also! To make blacklight sensitive play dough just substitute glow water for plain water in your favorite homemade play dough recipe.

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Then we used highlighters to color with while the blacklights were shining on their papers. The kids loved their glowing drawings!

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Our glow day was a huge hit with my little ones. We made some really fun memories I will always cherish. I Hope I have inspired some other mommies with how simple it was :) Thanks for stopping by!
Johanna

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About crazyblessedlife

I'm a mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I'm madly in love with being their mommy. My husband is a youth minister and we love serving God together with our lives. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!

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5 thoughts on “Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Day

  1. Do the beads soak up all the water our do you drain the excess?

    Posted by Sarah Bickett | January 22, 2013, 5:18 am
  2. I can’t wait to try this on the weekend. Cool idea :-)

    Posted by Leona Burnett | January 22, 2013, 5:25 am
  3. Reblogged this on IT2's and commented:
    Love this idea!

    Posted by IT2's | February 25, 2014, 6:34 am

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