A few months ago we shared a simple homemade clay recipe. Both girls love this clay! While whipping up a new batch I decided to slightly alter the recipe to give us TONS of new ways to create and play!
Glowing Clay Recipe
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This new clay glows in the dark and under UV light. It is even lots of fun in the daylight! You want to first make the modeling clay as instructed in out first post. It is really easy and only takes about ten minutes to whip up. Click the photo below for the full tutorial.
Once your clay is done cooling, knead it and then separate it. Divide the clay into bowls, one for each clay color you wish to make. We wanted a RAINBOW of glow in the dark clay colors so we separated ours into six bowls.
The only other thing you need to do is add a tiny bit of the the glowing paint of your choice into each bowl and mix.
You can use glow in the dark paint or fluorescent paint. We used a bit of both to get every color of the rainbow. If you use glow in the dark paint your clay will glow under UV light and also in the dark once it has been charged by a light source. If you use fluorescent paint your clay will glow under UV light.
Mixing the paint into the clay is lots of fun for kids. It is squishy and gooey at first, but once all the paint is mixed in it feels just like regular clay. Kids can stretch, twist, pull, squish, and create!
Who knows where their imaginations will take them? Rosie's took her to outer space. She built a space city with a rainbow tunnel for her space snails to squirm through.
What makes clay different than play dough is that it air dries hard. Once completely dry it feels almost like porcelain. Kids can create beautiful works and keep them as keepsakes or even give them as gifts. We made hand-print plaques and left them to dry. A fun keepsake for the girls and they light their room at night, which they think is just too cool!
Mix colors to create with RAINBOW clay
So many ways to PLAY!
We have added glow paint to lots of other playtimes, too.
Be sure to visit our glowing play collection for tons of fun recipes and activities.
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