My kids were blown away by this play time. They had a blast creating glow-in-the-dark art all over the pavement, and it glowed so brightly that it lit up our whole street!
You may be wondering how we made this happen. Well, I just recently discovered that blacklight flashlights exist. Did you know? If not I would take a moment and order one so that you can try the many other activities that we have on the way using these amazing flashlights.
Ok, now back to the chalk. You won't believe how easy it is to make. Are you ready?
- Squirt bottles
- Corn starch
- Warm water
- Neon paint
- A blacklight flashlight (we used two- one for each child)
- Fill the squirt bottles one third of the way with corn starch. Add one tablespoon of neon paint to each bottle, using one bottle for each color of chalk that you wish to make.
- Fill the bottles with very warm water and stir. Then, secure the lids on the bottles and shake them vigorously until all of the ingredients are combined.
- That's it! Then, grab your flashlights and head outside!
Rosie and Jewel were SO EXCITED when they saw how vibrantly the chalk glowed in the dark
They couldn't wait to play and had a blast creating neon art all over the pavement
In addition to painting the sidewalk we laid down black poster-board so that the girls could hang a few pieces of their glowing art in their bedroom
Once Rosie and Jewel had squirted all of the chalk I gave them varying brushes so that they could paint pictures once more
They loved this!
And they loved using their hands to finger-paint the pavement, too!
Once all of the paint had been used up the girls had a blast using their flashlights to make their art work illuminate. They loved lighting up the night with their art!
I am telling you my girls loved this activity! I am sure your kids will, too!
This is the paint we use in our activities. These are the flashlights that we have. We have lots of other ideas using these flashlights, too! Be sure to follow us on Pinterest so that you don't miss them!