Get your DIY glow in the dark crafts going this summer with this easy Dollar Tree tutorial. Glow in the dark art projects taken to a new level of fun with these glow craft ideas.
How to Make DIY Glow in the Dark Crafts
During the summer break, the kids and I tried to find something new to do. I kept eyeing this leftover tube of glow-in-the-dark bracelet and necklaces from the Dollar tree in my craft box after we had a fun day of backyard fun.
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I looked up some of the glow in the dark craft ideas on Pinterest, but I couldn’t find anything that didn’t involve glue or paint.
We love glow in the dark arts and crafts, so we started creating designs out of glow sticks in the dark. Little did we know this would take us to a new world of glow-in-the-dark crafting!
For example, with this Smiley Face Glowing Art, we used three glowing necklaces and one glowing bracelet to make this glow craft’s giant circle.
The eyes are made with two glowing bracelets, and the mouth with three green bracelets.
The next glow art project we made is a flower.
When it comes to making flower art, we used a necklace to make the flower’s middle and a necklace for the stem. We made each of the petals with different color bracelets, and it turned out really cool.
Glow in the Dark Painting
If you want to paint without the mess, use glow sticks. You could even make use of this for a Disney craft for kids; try making characters out of the glow sticks.
For example, we made Mickey Mouse out of two necklaces and two glowing bracelets.
The best part is this craft project will work for any age, from kids to adults!
We’ve made glowing ice cubes before but can’t wait to try more of the following ideas!
- glow in the dark acrylic paint
- michaels glow in the dark paint
- glow in the dark perler beads
- martha stewart glow in the dark paint
- decoart glow in the dark paint
- folkart glow in the dark paint
- craft smart glow in the dark paint
- michaels glow in the dark stars
It sounds like a lot of fun, and decorating with glowing stars, paint, and using glowing beads is totally up our alley.
Tip: We placed a black table cloth on the floor to help us take pictures of our glow crafts easier.
Lastly, I have to show you my favorite one! We could spell my website name Get Your Holiday On out of the necklaces and bracelets too! I thought that was really neat.
This is definitely cheaper than a glow in the dark letters hobby lobby.
Plus, learn how easy it is to make plastic eggs glow too!