Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Chalk

April 20, 2017
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS - the "coolest" thing to happen to Summer since the water slide!
Ice is fun.  Chalk is fun.  Glow-in-the-dark ice chalk is ultimate fun!
Wow the kids this Summer with this simple recipe for play.
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS - the "coolest" thing to happen to Summer since the water slide!
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This "cool" activity is perfect for a warm Summer's evening.  As the ice chalk melts the most beautiful effects are produced.  

My girls were in awe, and I loved how easy this recipe was, too!

Materials 
Note:  I found it easier to mix the ingredients in a cup and then transfer it into the ice tray, but you can mix it right in the ice tray if you prefer.

Method
  • In a cup, combine equal parts of corn starch and water and mix using one cup for each color of ice chalk that you wish to make
  • Then, add a squirt of neon paint to each cup and mix until all ingredients are combined
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS - the "coolest" thing to happen to Summer since the water slide!
  • Once the ingredients are mixed carefully pour the contents of the cups into the ice trays and freeze for 4-6 hours 
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
  • Once frozen the ice will easily pop from the trays, and play can begin!  Give kids their super cool flashlights and head outside!
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
Kids can use the chalk to stack, build, and create.
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
My girls loved using the flashlights to make their artwork illuminate, and as they played the chalk slowly melted,creating beautiful effects!
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
Rosie and Jewel loved the effects so much that they asked for poster board to lay on the pavement so that they could keep a few pieces of their artwork.
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK FOR KIDS
Both girls loved this play time so much!  We will definitely have to try this one again, but with a twist of some kind.  Follow us on Pinterest and Facebook so you don't miss the fun!

Note:  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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Summer just got a whole lot "cooler"! (GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ICE CHALK)
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More About the Author

Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!