One night I experimented with Glow Water and watercolors. I used Glow Water to paint, and my art glowed under the blacklight. I was pretty impressed and eager to give the boys a shot at it. JZ happily followed me upstairs the other night when I suggested it. Unfortunately, the paint hardly showed up at all. Hmm, I'm not sure what the difference was between the night I painted solo and the night with JZ.
JZ still enjoyed painting, and he thought it was cool that his shirt lit up. If you've followed me for long, you know that JZ usually only paints for a short while before moving on to something else. This particular evening, he was really into his work. After much focusing and painting he commented, "It's too bad the paint didn't glow." I had an idea. Several months ago I created glow in the dark puffy paint to write a glowing love note to my boys. (Please note: I called it puffy paint at the time, but it dried flat.)
Now this stuff really glows!
Homemade Glow in the Dark Paint is super simple:
(A half used bottle is perfect)
(All you need is a yellow highlighter and water)
I left his paintings flat to dry over night then hung them up where we can enjoy them any time we do black light play.
Please note a black light IS required for this activity.