New Year’s Eve is in a couple of days, and I have the perfect activity for you to do to keep the kids occupied for the extra hours they’re staying up to ring in the new year. Make Glow in the Dark Bubbles! It’s also perfect for celebrating the winter solstice, sleep-over birthday parties, or anytime your kids are staying up later than normal.
Be sure to make it during the day, so that the solution has time to “charge” or have a flashlight on hand (see instructions below).
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Glow in the Dark Bubbles Ingredients/Supplies
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon clear dish soap
- ½ teaspoon glow in the dark pigment powder (this set is pictured)
- bright flashlight (optional, see note below)
- blacklight (optional, see note below)
Glow in the Dark Bubbles Tutorial
Stir together the dish soap and powder.
Mix in the water.
Place the solution in daylight to charge.
Use straws or bubble wands to blow bubbles.
“Charging the solution” means activating the glow in the dark pigments by placing it in daylight. Another option is to use a bright flashlight. (The flashlight included in this kit was used for these pictures.) The longer you charge the paint, the longer the glow lasts.
This glow in the dark paint does not require a black light, although a black light was used in some photos posted here to help light the bowl in the dark.
Have you done a glow in the dark activity? You can also use the powder for slime, nail art, and all kinds of art projects! Leave a comment below and let me know which was your favorite and share any tips.
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