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I mentioned before that I have several glowing projects in mind for the month of October, so today I wanted to lay the foundation and share the easiest way to make just about any project glow- glow water! Whether you're making play dough, slime, or oobleck, any sensory recipe that calls for water can be replaced with this glow water and you will end up with a glow in the dark material under the blacklight.

I started with a basic pack of highlighters and cut off the ends with a serrated kitchen knife.

How to make homemade glow water for all sorts of glowing projects, by Babes in DeutschlandI then used needle nosed pliers to pull out the felt pod inside and then placed it in a container with about 2 cups of water.

How to make homemade glow water for all sorts of glowing projects, by Babes in DeutschlandThe ink soaked felt inside was surrounded in a plastic sheath, so I cut it open to help purge the ink faster.

How to make homemade glow water for all sorts of glowing projects, by Babes in DeutschlandIt's best to let it sit for a few hours to get the most saturated color. You could also place the markers with the caps off, upside down in a glass of water and try to drain them that way if you worry about dulling your kitchen knives. I'm sure it would work to some degree, though I doubt you would get as bright of glow water. Perhaps only use 1 cup of water if you choose to go that route.

Other ways to make projects glow are to add fluorescent paint or the inner contents of a glow stick to your play dough, etc. We plan to try it all and compare to see which method works best, it should be a "highlight" of our month!

Brigette

from Life Lesson Plans and The Gossamer Girl

Brigette was born and raised in Nebraska, but ever since her husband joined the Air Force, she has traveled around the world with him and their two young kids. First living in Hawaii, and then in Germany, their family has soaked up all sorts of cultural experiences that she loves to weave in to her writing. She and the kids are now back home and are rediscovering their roots. Recently, Brigette started writing a personal blog called The Gossamer Girl where she shares lifestyle stories about h ...

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