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Ultimate List of Crayon Crafts

Ultimate List of Crayon Crafts

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Glow in the dark Jars

Glow in the Dark Jars

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Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. When she's not blogging, she's probably out enjoying life so she'll have something fun to blog about tomorrow!

 
 

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  • Chelsea

    I have always been doing that with foam! I have made cars for Groovey Girls. It is so fun to get random shapes and turn them into some cool toy by coloring and drawing with markers. It gets all over your hands when you first color, but not when it dries. Foam cars will slide on tile if you tape a smooth piece of “paper” (that came with the foam and shipment)on the bottom.

  • we are doing the northern lights theme for a banquet in which 108 tables will be decorated. I am going to be using glow in the dark paint of assorted colors on hurricane vases. I was going to use a brush to paint a ribbon type effect and use an LED tea light candle to pop the color on a glass mirror. I was looking ways into being cost effective and was thinking about making my own glow in the dark paint? have you guys tried that before?? or have any ideas of what type of paint I should use, Because we reuse the vases it cannot be permanent.

    • What a neat idea. I’m sorry but I don’t know have experience making my own glow in the dark paint. I would love to see the finished product! It sounds beautiful!

  • Carol Constantino

    I have done projects making flowers out of paint dots. I used Q-tips to dot the paint. Works great!

  • Amalie Hagen skauge

    What colour did you use to paint the jars?

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  • Vicky

    Tried the glow in the dark jars. Bought glow in the dark paint at craft store dotted the INSIDE of jar with the paint as I wanted to put lids on jar and leave outside in sun for night time. Did not work no glow after sitting in sun all day. So aree the dots suppose to be on the outside of the jar ?? Any help appreciated

  • Khahling

    it would be easy to paint the inside or a jar if you use a paper clip and a pencil erase. Undo it and stick it into an eraser. Then you can dip the eraser into the paint, You can bend and then re-bend the paperclip in another direction to get it throughout the jar. And then you can use another size eraser (or shape one) for different sized “stars”. That way you don’t really have to wait for the paint to dry before handling the jar.

  • Angie Mason

    DId this with my 1st graders. We used a water bottle instead of a mason jar. It was harder to shake the brush, but worked ok. They still said that I was a genius! You woulda thought we made diamonds! Thanks for this idea!

  • Jessica

    SJZ – I wonder if you could roll the cheap glass decorative marbles from HL? I wasn’t sure if you meant actual marbles, in that case I’d have to search high and low. Thinking of ways to hang these jars on shepherd’s hooks in the backyard.

  • Jessica

    There isn’t a picture of the mirror. Would love to see a finished product :-)

  • Christy H

    I LOVE the ideas here!! Very creative!!!

  • Nanette

    As an old tole painter, we learned to make dots by using the opposite end of an art-brush. If you used different size art brushes, your dots would vary, accordingly. At least the dots would not smear as easily as using the brush-ends…

  • Jo Karbo

    I love the idea of bringing the stars into the backyard. Beautiful!

  • Rebecca

    Exposing the glow in the dark paint to light should make it glow fairly consistently during the night. My son has glow in the dark stickers on his wall. If all else fails, you now have a use for that blacklight you bought during high school. ;)

  • Lizzy

    How long does the glow-in-the-dark paint last? Can you hold it up to the light then make it glow a great number of times or does the effect wear off quickly?

    • hobbiesonabudget

      Hmmm…. I don’t actually know since I’ve never made this craft. I’m in the process of finding some of the paint so I can try this myself and then of course I’ll post the results! :-) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Madge

    Question about the glow in the dark mason jars (sorry, lame questions I know). 1) do you paint the inside or the outside? 2) once you paint them, what kind of dots do you add and how? Inside or outside? Would love to try this, they’re beautiful!

    • You dab the glow in the dark paint on with you paint brush to make the dots. That’s what gives it the “stars” effect. Painting the outside would be best I think, otherwise you have to find a paint brush with an extremely short handle and you’ll end up with paint all over the back of your hand.

    • I believe you would paint dots on the outside with the glow-in-the-dark paint. Using the end of a new eraser dipped in the paint would make fairly consisitant dots, or you could just use the tip of a round paint brush.

      Be sure to expose the painted jar to light in order for it to glow.

      (I was thinking of rolling marbles in a small container of the paint, let them dry, then put them in the jar.)

  • Michelle Slack

    Where do you get glow in the dark paint?

    • hobbiesonabudget

      Not sure Michelle, This was a guest author who featured this amazing craft! I would guess though that a paint store or craft store would be able to point you in the right direction. Isn’t this a cool idea though?

    • Michelle

      You can get glow in the dark paint at Hobby Lobby. Its in the wearable art section. It comes as FABRIC paint. Tulip makes a great brand, but there are many others as well.

    • Glow in the dark paint is sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot,etc.

    • Chelsea

      At a grocery store like walmart.

  • That is fantastic!
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  • LOVE the crayon wreath…something like that would be so fun to give to the teachers I know :).

 
 

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