Monday, July 4, 2011
Glow in the Dark Silly Putty
While we were on vacation in NY my Aunt had given my oldest some glow sticks. My daughter had so much fun with these. She has always loved glow in the dark things (moon in my room, twilight turtle, etc.) We started to explore with glow in the dark materials. I have a lot of things planned for them so if I "glow you in the dark" to death I am apologizing now! Here are a few we started with.... stay tuned for more. :-)
2. Glow in the dark paint... we tried several. So far glo away by Plaid gave the best glow.
3. Liquid starch. WHAT DOES LIQUID STARCH LOOK LIKE?
Start by putting in 2 ounces of paint or so into a bowl. Add a cup of glue. Add starch until you get the consistency you want.... maybe 1/2 cup. If it's too sticky add starch, to stringy add glue. This can also be stored and saved in a plastic ziploc bag for up to 2-4 weeks depending on your use.
Close up of glue. The rust-oleum can I found at home depot (haven't tried this one yet), and the other two are from AC Moore. I'm sure Michaels carries them as well. Glow away gives off a better glow then the glow in the dark paint and is cheaper. If your using it for silly putty I would recommend Glow Away.
We started off by putting it on the light box and exploring.
Both girls LOVED this (16 months, 2 years)
Of course the feet had to go in
Then we brought it to our dark bathroom.
We have done silly putty many times before. My daughters were amazed when we first turned off the lights! They definitely weren't expecting that!!!