Cosmic Galaxy Pumpkins

COSMIC GALAXY PUMPKINS- out of this world pumpkin decorating for kids!
This pumpkin decorating idea is truly out of this world!
The entire process is mesmerizing, and the final result will blow your mind.  Are you ready to make cosmic galaxy pumpkins?
GALAXY PUMPKINS- out of this world pumpkin decorating for kids!
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My kids love things that glow-in-the-dark and were mesmerized the entire time we were making our cosmic pumpkins.  Are you ready to see how we did it? 

Materials
GALAXY PUMPKINS- out of this world pumpkin decorating for kids!
Method
  • Begin by filling a bowl or similar container with enough water to submerge the pumpkins.  We used white mini pumpkins, but you can use larger pumpkins or foam craft pumpkins.
  • Once the water is settled in the bowl pour glow-in-the-dark nail polish on the waters surface, making swirls and designs as desired.  You can free pour the designs, or you can use a toothpick to make specific patterns in the water.
GALAXY PUMPKINS- out of this world pumpkin decorating for kids!
  •  Next, dip one of the pumpkins into the bowl and gently move it around until the majority of the glowing polish is on the pumpkin.
HOW TO MAKE COSMIC PUMPKINS- this is so cool!

GALAXY PUMPKINS- out of this world pumpkin decorating for kids!
  • Pull the pumpkin from the water, and you will see a stunning, cosmic swirl!
GALAXY PUMPKINS- out of this world pumpkin decorating for kids!
  • Most of the nail polish will stick to the bottom half of the pumpkin, so you will want to flip the pumpkins and dip them again once the bottom half is dry.  My kids loved pouring the nail polish in-between dippings to create new, swirled patterns.  Here is what our pumpkins looked like when we were done.
GALAXY PUMPKINS- out of this world pumpkin decorating for kids!
GALAXY PUMPKINS- out of this world pumpkin decorating for kids!
Aren't they gorgeous?  The entire process is truly mesmerizing, and the pumpkins are even beautiful in the daylight!  My kids had so much fun with this pumpkin decorating idea and are already asking to do it again!

We had our blacklight on while we were decorating the pumpkins.  This isn't necessary, but it does make the glow-in-the-dark nail polish glow much brighter.  For best results I would recommend using either a blacklight fixture or this mini blacklight flashlight.  This is the blacklight we use, and this is the nail polish that we used.

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