Glow Lantern

My children think anything that glows is the coolest thing ever...and I think I agree! When I recently came across some glow-in-the-dark paint at the craft store, I knew it would be perfect for some safe child-friendly lanterns for the kids. These lanterns are perfect for Halloween, campouts, and just for some glowing good fun!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Seems like there are so many glow-in-the-dark paint options now. I liked this one because it was neon green and even when it's not glowing, it still is--well--glowing.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    My daughter got to squeeze the paint in the jar. She loves this step. She always wants to add the paint no matter what we are doing.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    It got even more fun with the next step. Close that lid tightly and....shake, shake, shake! We usually have a theme song for shaking projects so feel free to sing away during the shaking part. It makes it more fun!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    If you'd like a handle on your jar, connect two pipe cleaners. You want one to create a loop in the middle of the other.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Next, just wrap the long pipe cleaner around the jar tightly. Twist it around securely so that you do not lose your jar during those lantern walks.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    There you have it! Now to get a good glow, we learned that keeping the jar outside in the sunlight before use works the best. By the time the sun goes down, you have a nice bright glow.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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