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9 Easy Glow-In-The-Dark Crafts for Kids

Glow in the dark crafts are fun for all ages and we’ve collected some fun ideas that are easy enough to do with the kids at home.

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There’s just something magical and exciting about things that glow in the dark. When I was a kid, I covered my entire ceiling with little glowing star stickers, and I loved looking up at them.

And, of course, my kids are no different. They’re drawn to glowing lava lamps and glow stick bracelets.

If you’ve got some crafty kiddos looking for some simple activities, I guarantee these glow-in-the-dark crafts will spark their interest.

I love that these are all pretty easy. However, unless you keep glow-in-the-dark paint or a black light flashlight on hand in your craft closet, you may have to order an item or two to complete them. Totally worth it though, especially if you’re planning activities for a sleepover or glow-in-the-dark themed party.

9 Fun Glow In The Dark Kids Crafts

Here are the best ideas we found for fun and easy glow-in-the-dark crafts for kids:

Glow In The Dark Shoes

glow in the dark shoes

If you’ve got some white tennis shoes, this glowing paint treatment will really liven them up!

From Craft Box Girls


Glow In The Dark Rocks

glow in the dark rocks

Rock painting is the perfect summer activity for kids, and this adorable glowing rock monster set would be a lot of fun for kids to make.

From The Best Ideas for Kids


Glue Stick Ring that Glows

glow in the dark ring craft

This is a fun glue stick craft that older kids can do on their own, but younger kids can still do this with an adult’s help. You’ll need some special glow-in-the-dark glue sticks and a silicone mold in the shape of your choice.

View tutorial from My Poppet


DIY Glowing Bath Bombs

diy glow in the dark bath bombs

Bath bombs are a fun craft for tweens and teens and the glowing element of these DIY bath fizzies is sure to make bath time fun for any age.

From A Cultivated Nest


Homemade Glow In The Dark Puffy Paint

diy glow in the dark puffy paint

It’s fun and easy to make your own homemade puffy paint and it’s definitely something the kids can help with. When they’re done making the paint they’ll spend hours coming up with cool scenes to make with their new glow-in-the-dark art supply.

From I Heart Arts and Crafts


Glow In The Dark Tic Tac Toe Game

diy glow in the dark tic tac toe stars and moons

Glow in the dark games are perfect for sleepovers with friends. This glowing tic-tac-toe board looks like so much fun and it’s easy to make.

From A Pumpkin and a Princess


Light-Up Fireflies

light up firefly craft

These little fireflies are just the cutest. This is a simple craft for preschoolers and they’ll love having these light-up bugs to keep them company at night in their rooms.

From Apartment Therapy


DIY Bouncy Balls that Glow

glow in the dark homemade bouncy balls

These DIY bouncy balls have been on my list of things to make with the kids for way too long and I think we’re going to have to add this project to our summer bucket list. This glow-in-the-dark version is a keeper!

From Growing a Jeweled Rose


Glowing Slime Recipe

slime that glows in the dark

Of course, the ultimate fun glow-in-the-dark activity for kids has to be slime that glows. If you or your kids have started making slime, then you know how addictive it is! It’s really easy to make, and so much fun to play with when you’re done.

Recipe from Little Bins for Little Hands

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