Glow-in-the-Dark kinetic Sand

FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
My kids love kinetic sand!  We have tried many of the store bought kits, and they are lots of fun!  We have made our own kinetic sand, and that was lots of fun, too!  Today, we wanted to try making glow-in-the-dark kinetic sand.  This was such a neat project, and the end result was stunning!
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
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Our glowing kinetic sand turned out so colorful and fun!  It is squishy and foamy and quite hard to put down.  Are you ready to make your own?

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Materials (per color)
Note:  You can use glow-in-the-dark paint for this activity, but I do recommend using a blacklight either way.  My girls love using these super cool flashlights.  We also have a blacklight fixture that we often use.  If using a blacklight I also recommend these uv-safety glasses.  My girls love wearing them, and they will protect kids eyes if (or shall we say when) they shine the lights at each other.

Method
  • Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well, adding water as needed
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
  • Continue to mix the ingredients, adding water slowly.  Once the sand is pretty well mixed you will want to remove it from the bowl.  Knead it with your hands, adding more water until the desired consistency is reached
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
  • After a bit of mixing you will have gloriously glowing kinetic sand
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
The sand is squishy and oozy
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
But it is also mold-able
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
kids will have a blast squishing, building, and creating in all sorts of ways
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
Add kitchen gadgets, buckets and shovels, or cars to extend the fun.  You can also hide alphabet letters in the sand and have kids find them or practice letters with a little alphabet sensory writing
FUN KID PROJECT: Make Kinetic Sand that glows-in-the-dark!  (My kids loved this!)
My girls had so much fun with their super glowing kinetic sand and have found tons of fun and educational ways to play with it!  For more fun ideas like this one visit our kids playtime favorites.

Tips & Storage:  Store your kinetic sand in an airtight container between play times.  Add a little water to rejuvenate the sand after storage.  We kept our sand for a couple of weeks, and at that point it started to get a little funky, so we tossed it.

The neon paint that we use can be found on Amazon here.  I highly recommend it, as it is super vibrant and a great value.  However, it isn't always available.  Here is a second neon paint that we love. The flashlights that we use can be found here
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Other Fun Activities
for Kids:
Make your own aqua sand- this stuff is SO COOL! Kids can build underwater castles and sea sculptures, and the sand comes out of the water DRY!
STICKY SAND: Mold it, build it, & CONTAIN IT! This sand acts wet, but it isn't! It sticks together well, but it does not stick to skin. My kids love this stuff, and I love the less-messy alternative to traditional play sand!
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