How to Make Homemade Glow Sticks
A couple of months left before the Halloween preparations begin in full swing, and the children seem to be more excited about donning bizarre costume and accessories. Often seen in most Sci-Fi movies, glow sticks are great for adding spookiness to night time events. Although there is chemistry behind the creation, I suggest, you do not let the children handle the project. Read on to know the steps involved.
Recipe for Making Glow Sticks with Household Items
Materials You’ll Need
- Plastic bottle (the bigger, the better)
- 70% isopropyl alcohol
- Chlorinating tablet
Just crush the tablet and put into the bottle. Then add the isopropyl alcohol, tighten the bottle with the cap, and shake well.
See the bottles glow with brilliance in the dark and show the magic to your kiddos. However, the higher the concentration of the alcohol, the longer your glow sticks are going to last.
You can also pour the glow stick solution in a bowl and add some clear bubble liquid in it. With a bubble blowing wand, set the glimmering bubbles free into the air.
How to Make a Glow Stick with Mountain Dew for Kids
Get a bottle of Mountain Dew and pour it into a glass till 1/4th of soda is left. Add a pinch of baking soda and few drops of hydrogen peroxide into the bottle. Shake the mixture properly. Turn off the lights and see the enchanting phenomena. You can add starburst for a better effect. However, don’t let your temptation for soda lead you to drink from the bottle.
Few Creations with Glow in the Dark Sticks
Wear a pair of gloves and pour some glow stick solution into large mason jars stuffed with pieces of tulle. Keep it in your backyard and see the effect at night.
Give your Halloween party a grotesque look with glow stick balloons. The trick here is to buy glow stick bracelets and insert them into the balloons before you inflate them. Doesn’t it appear creepy enough?
Fill a bunch of egg molds with the glow stick solution and lay them on the mantel-shelf, table, and showcases to let the guests go gaga over your Easter décor creativity.
Let your obsession for glow-in-the-dark things last the whole Halloween season inspiring you to throw a never-seen-before party with a slew of goodies and spooky music.