Glow in the dark jars are a fab way to light up your tent or summer parties. These jars last up to 8 hours and are an inexpensive way to add a bit of colour and fun to to any night time event. I made these for the boys on a camping trip. And whilst they say they’re ok sleeping in the tent with no lights… I thought they’d appreciate the excuse of having something that will ease any fears.
- A jar – any size you desire
- Glow sticks
- Glitter, metallic confetti or stars
- Scissors or a scalpel
Crack and snap your glow sticks to activate the glow reaction. Wearing your gloves select the coloured glow stick you require and cut the ends. Carefully shake the glow sticks into your jar. (I used 5 glow sticks). Add some glitter or metallic confetti and close your jar. Shake until the inside of your jar is covered.
Make sure you are careful- glow sticks contain glass and have toxic ingredients. Tidy up any spills straight away. As this can be quite messy, I wouldn’t recommend any children doing this. However, adults, feel free to do yourself and pass the jars to your children. Remember- they are not toys, they are merely decorative items that may help to keep night – time monsters at bay.
Sareta Fontaine is the founder of Kiki Blah-Blah; a modern lifestyle blog aimed initially at mum’s but has since grown. Since 2016, Sareta has worked on the platform, both designing and creating a space for other bloggers to share their thoughts and feelings, while also sharing hers.