Wintertime often means power outages, which are never fun. Even if you maintain power during those cold winter nights, sometimes there’s just no fun in colder weather. Whether you’re looking for activities for winter or you want something that the kids will enjoy when it’s warm enough to be outdoors at night, I’ve got a great collection of 25 amazingly fun DIY projects that you can do with your little ones – and these projects all glow in the dark!
While you’re looking for activities to keep the kids busy, be sure to check out this amazing 37 parenting hacks round-up. Now, back to the list. There is definitely something in here that you are going to want to make with your little ones. From glow in the dark bowling to calming bathtub activities – that also glow in the dark – your kids are going to flip when they see these projects! I have to say, I got a little excited myself. I have loved glow in the dark projects since I was a kid and my kids love them as well. I can’t wait to grab a few of these and try them out.
There’s a great glow in the dark slime recipe in here, and when you make it you just have to check out this fun sensory project for kids that shows you how to blow bubbles in slime. It’s fun and educational – two of my most favorite things!
With a constellation jar, a glow in the dark galaxy, and even cotton candy that glows, I just know you and your little ones are going to love this project list. Pick a new glow in the dark project for every week, or stick with your favorite. Be sure to let me know which ones you have tried. I always enjoy hearing how awesome your projects are!
14. Spooky Glowing Ghosts
15. Glowing Rainbow Water
Glowing rainbow water is great for sensory play and so much fun for kids. You only need water and glow in the dark paints to make it. Just add your paint to warm water and stir. If you want your paint to glow under a black light, use fluorescent. The warmer your water, the faster the paint will liquefy so your child can enjoy it. The water is great for outdoor play during summer nights or indoor play with the black light when it’s too cold to be outdoors.
16. Rainbow Water Beads
These rainbow water beads also glow in the dark, but are a bit different than glowing water. To make these, you will need water beads, glow in the dark paint, and water. Kids will adore moving these around and generally playing in the dark with their colorful beads. They’re great for sensory play and so very easy to make – you’ll love them as much as your kids do.
17. Glow In The Dark Easter Eggs
What kid wouldn’t want to hunt these amazing glow in the dark Easter eggs? They’re so colorful and even older children will want to get in on the hunting fun when you make these. This is such an easy project – but note that you won’t really be able to fill the eggs with candy. To
make them glow, you just snap a glo stick and place inside a plastic egg. Even after your main Easter egg hunt, kids will be at it all night with these wonderful glow in the dark eggs.
18. Glowing Winter Window Clings
What better way to beat the winter blues than with these glowing window clings? You need snowflake coloring pages – or you can freestyle your own snowflakes – wax or freezer paper and glow in the dark fabric paint. Once your clings are finished, just stick them to your windows and when it turns dark, watch the excitement begin. These would be great in kids’ bedrooms or you could display them right on the front door.
19. Glow In The Dark Slime
Okay, so slime in itself is really exciting, but this particular slime will glow in the dark. You’ll begin by making a basic slime recipe – which is great anytime, even if it doesn’t glow. To make it glow in the dark, you just add glow in the dark gel, neon food coloring and borax. Kids will love playing with their slime, and they’ll love it even more after dark when it begins to glow a bright, neon color.
20. Glowing Yard Game
This game is very reminiscent of Toss Across – you do remember that retro game, right? Anyway, it glows in the dark! Kids will be up half the night tossing their bean bags or small balls through this sheet turned game board. The numbered shapes on the board all glow in the dark, so it’s just as fun after the sun goes down as it is in the daytime. This is definitely going to be a must for summertime fun.
21. Glow In The Dark Bath Time Fun
Kids will adore bathing in this glow in the dark water. It has vitamins in it, so it’s perfectly safe and even a bit healthy for kids. You add the water to your tub and use a black light to activate the glowing effect. Kids of all ages are going to love playing in this glowing water. I mean, who wouldn’t want to take a bath in a glowing tub? And, the ingredients to make this glow water are really cheap – you’ll literally be spending only pennies per tub.
22. Glowing Bouncy Balls
These glow in the dark bouncy balls are so very easy to make and kids are going to love them. You will need borax, corn starch, and warm water to create each ball, as well as white glue and fluorescent or glow in the dark paints in whatever colors you want to create. You make the entire ball with this one – you’re not just painting over an existing bouncy ball, so you could actually make them any size that you want.
23. Glow In The Dark Bath Paint
You use fluorescent paint and shaving cream to create these amazing glow in the dark bath paints that kids are going to adore using at bath time. If you’ve ever had trouble getting your child to take his bath, this is the perfect solution. Any child is going to love painting it up with glow in the dark paints that you activate with a black light. Plus, the supplies to make these are really inexpensive so you can make an entire rainbow of colors.
24. Glowing Tic Tac Toe Game
Tic tac toe is such a favorite game for many children. You can make their favorite game even more exciting when you turn it into this awesome glow in the dark version. Kids will love playing this at night outdoors during summer, or you could just let them play in the kitchen floor during colder months. You just need some glow sticks and squares – kitchen tiles work wonderfully for this. Or, you could use tape to make a board, whatever works for you.
25. Amazing Glowing Science Project
This glowing science project is a great way to explore the different densities of water and oil – or ice as the case may be. You need baby or vegetable oil, an ice cube tray, water, and some fluorescent or glow in the dark paint to make this project. You make glowing ice in the ice cube tray and then watch as your child learns how ice and oil don’t really mix. This is a fun and educational game that children of all ages will enjoy.