Glow-in-the-Dark Sand Recipe

I am so excited to share this next play recipe with you! 
After a bit of experimenting we found a way to make our own glow-in-the-dark sand!  My girls have been having so much fun with this stuff, and it costs mere pennies to make.  Are you ready for the recipe?
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You can buy glow-in-the-dark sand, but it is pretty pricey.  Why not make your own?  The process is fun and easy.  This sand is great for sensory play, arts and crafts, & all sorts of other activities, too!

Glowing Sand Recipe

Materials
Method
  • Place the desired amount of salt into a zip-seal bag, using one bag for each color of sand that you wish to make.  
  • Add a spoon or two of glowing paint to each bag.
DIY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PLAY SAND FOR KIDS.  This is so cool!  #glowinthedark #glowinthedarkcrafts #homemadesand #playrecipe
  • Seal the bag(s) and mix until all of the salt crystals are saturated in color.  Add more paint if needed.
  • Once the salt crystals are fully saturated you can leave the salt to dry right inside the bags. 
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  • Opening the bags will help the salt to dry faster.  You could also lay the salt out on cookie sheets for faster drying if desired.
  • After a few hours of drying time you will be left with beautiful, glowing sand!
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  • The salt may clump together a bit as it dries but will easily break apart once it is handled.
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As kids play the sand colors will blend and swirl to create neat effects!

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My girls were truly mesmerized and have had tons of fun playing and creating with their homemade, glowing sand!
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Add buckets, shovels, kitchen gadgets, cars, and toys to extend the fun.

Glow-in-the-Dark Sand Art

Extend the fun even further by making glow-in-the-dark sand art!
Materials
  • Clear containers with lids
  • Glow-in-the-dark sand
  • A funnel
Method

  • Have kids fill empty jars or similar with varying colors of glowing sand, rotating between colors often.
  • Once full seal the containers, and then step back & marvel at the beautiful, glowing creations! 

DIY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PLAY SAND FOR KIDS.  This is so cool!  #glowinthedark #glowinthedarkcrafts #homemadesand #playrecipe

A Few Tips:  
Storage: Store your glow-in-the-dark play sand in a zip-seal bag or sand storage bin between play times, and it can be used again & again!
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