Halloween Glow In the Dark Activities

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Celebrate Halloween with a few fun family-friendly glow in the dark activities. These ideas are easy for parents to help with, but still exciting for kids of all ages. Use these spooky science ideas for a Halloween party, pre-holiday activity or for an extra layer of excitement after trick-or-treat is over.

Glow Slime

School glue slime is all the rage. There are multiple recipes online, all featuring school glue. Instead of using regular white glue, swap out the traditional sticky stuff for a glow in the dark version. Turn off the lights and explore sensory science!

Glow Ice Paint

Make melting paint with frozen tonic water instead of regular H2O. Turn off the overhead lights, turn on a black light and  watch the tonic water glow. Have your child race the ice around black paper, watching it melt and turn into a glowing water color paint.

Glow Glitter Paint

Choose a glow in the dark paint product or additive from the craft store. Mix it with your child’s favorite tempera, add in glints of glitter and paint under a back light.

Glow Sensory Cream

Slime isn’t the only sensory science material that can glow. Add glow paint to plain shaving cream and play with it under a black light. If the activity is too messy, put the glowing cream into a zipper baggie to mix and mash without extra cleanup.




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