How to Make Glow in the Dark Chalks

If there is one hobby that children love, then it has to be scribbling anywhere and everywhere with colorful chalks. A big fan of glow in the dark wall decals, I came up with an idea of infusing some shine into chalks and gift them to my nephews. So I called them home and together we three began molding glowing chalks.

Making Glow in the Dark Sidewalk Chalk

Things You Will Need

  • Glow in the dark paints (fluorescent paints would also do)
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Water
  • Ice cube trays
  • Bowls (3 in my case)

Instructions

  1. Fill the bowls with half cup water and dissolve a pea-size amount of your preferred color of paint in it.
  2. Mix the paints thoroughly until the water begins to glow.
Glow in the Dark Chalk Picture 1

Glow in the Dark Chalk Picture 1

  1. Add 1 cup of plaster of Paris into each bowl and stir well until a thick, wet, and consistent mixture is obtained.
Glow in the Dark Picture 2

Glow in the Dark Picture 2

  1. Pour the mixture into the ice cube tray coated with cooking spray (petroleum jelly can also be used).
  2. Let it completely dry for 12 hours and then take out the chalks.
Glow in the Dark Chalk Picture 3

Glow in the Dark Chalk Picture 3

When we lined the chalks on the table and switched off the lights, we were left awestruck by the colorful effect of the glowing chunks.

Glow in the Dark Chalk

Glow in the Dark Chalk

My nephews took all of them and are now busy doing some interesting sidewalk art with friends.

Glow in the Dark Sidewalk Chalk

Glow in the Dark Sidewalk Chalk

Some More Interesting Ways to Make Glow in the Dark Chalk

You can also add old food coloring gels to the mixture, or some watercolors, along with the glow in the dark paint, before spooning it into the ice cube trays. What else could be a better way to recycle such things?

Glow in the Dark Chalk DIY

Glow in the Dark Chalk DIY

A dazzling version of liquid chalk can be made with 2 cups of water, 1 cup of corn flour, and 2 tablespoons of neon paint. Why not give a quick makeover to your boring bedroom walls with it?

Glow in the Dark Chalk Paint

Glow in the Dark Chalk Paint

There are umpteen places inside the house where you can display your artistic work using these glow in the dark chalks. Just turn off the lights and experience the heavenly atmosphere.