This month we have been having a blast with glow in the dark everything. It started with the discovery of Glow in the Dark Jello and has just kinda taken a life of it’s own since then…
This Glow in the Dark Play Dough (well actually it is more black light) has been super fun!
I suppose you could say this month has been full of bright ideas…heh.
Items Needed for Glow in the Dark Play Dough
- Basic Play Dough (link leads to our favorite easy recipe!)
- Neon and/or Glow in the Dark Paints (buy here)
- Black Light (buy here)
The glow in the dark paint works pretty awesome and can be used without the black light, but if you go the glow in dark paint route you will not get the same vibrancy of color. About the only awesome color with glow in the dark is green. Because we wanted bright playful colors we went the black light route.
Some Things Learned About Glow in the Dark Play Dough
To make this play dough you are going to follow the directions of the easy play dough recipe. When it comes to adding in the color though you are going to skip that step and add in the paints to your white dough. The light green shown there is what shows as white in the photo — that is the glow in the dark paint. All the others were black light.
One thing that I didn’t do that I wish I had was mix the paint with the water and make each color individually in the pan. Mixing them like I did was MESSY! It was super fun, but it got everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
If you make yours like this (kids will love it) make sure you have a tray or a bucket…or a garbage can…to catch all the dripping paint.
If you do it color by color it will take longer, but I think the time it will save in cleaning up the paint mess is definitely worth it…
Glow in the Dark Play Dough
- Basic Play Dough
- Black Light or Glow in the Dark Paint
- Black Light
Follow directions for the Basic Play Dough recipe.
Substitute food dye for black light paint.
Allow to cool off and play with under black light!
Mix colors in the pot and not by hand for less mess.