Glow-in-the-Dark Glitter Recipe

FUN KID PROJECT:  Make glitter that glows in the dark!
Rosie and Jewel loved making their own glitter so much that we decided to make some more. This time we tried to make glow-in-the-dark glitter. It turned out so neat! If your kids love things that glow in the dark they will love this project!

Glow-in-the-Dark
Glitter
FUN KID PROJECT:  Make glitter that glows in the dark!
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Neon Glitter Recipe
Note:  A blacklight is optional but recommended for the best effect.  My girls love using these cool UV flashlights for our glowing activities.  We also have a blacklight fixture that we often use.

Method
  • Add the desired amount of salt to a zip seal bag, using one bag for each color of glitter that you wish to make. 
  •  Squirt in a few drops of glow-in-the-dark or neon paint. We used both glow-in-the-dark and neon paint to give us a rainbow of glitter colors. 
  •  Seal the bags and have your kids squeeze and mix the contents until the salt crystals are saturated with color
FUN KID PROJECT:  Make glitter that glows in the dark!
FUN KID PROJECT:  Make glitter that glows in the dark!

  • Once all of the salt is colored open the bags and pour the colored salts onto a cookie sheet or similar to dry.  The salt may clump together but will easily break apart in your hands once it is dry.
That's it!  Once dry pour the glitter into salt shakers or old glitter shakers, and the fun and creating can begin!
FUN KID PROJECT:  Make glitter that glows in the dark!
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Rosie and Jewel love creating glow-in-the-dark art, and this homemade glitter has really added to their fun.  For lots more glow-in-the-dark PLAY activities visit our kids playtime favorites.

A Few Tips:  Just as with regular glitter this homemade glitter sticks best to wet projects.  Another fun way to use this glitter is squeeze school glue onto paper and then cover the glue in the colorful glitter to make art.  We used Epsom salt because it is a small grain, naturally sparkly salt.  You can find Epsom salt at most stores or online here.  The glowing paint we use can be found online here.

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