Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Glow Stick Lanterns

It's been H-O-T! Which means everyone is grumpy & staying up late. We've been coming up with fun projects to do on these warm evenings.
How about making glow stick lanterns?
Easy peasy & so cool!

Take a glow stick, cut the top off and dump the contents into a jar (we used an empty baby food jar). We used just one glow stick ~ next time I'll use 2 or 3 for a bigger impact. The contents are non-toxic but be careful because it will stain your clothing. I spilled one on the counter and it looked like a crazy glowing crime scene. LOL.

Lets the little ones shake them up and now they have their very own glowing lanterns! Since they glow for hours, they also make awesome nightlights.

Have fun!


20 comments:

  1. these are so much fun!

    Coley

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  2. I might have to try that with my granddaughter. I'll be keeping her overnight for the first time. (eeek)

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  3. WOW!!! I am going to show this to my kids and they are going to be so exited!! Thanks for the idea!!

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  4. This is adorable, and what fun! Thanks for a great idea~I love it!!

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  5. This is so fun! My kids would definitely love it too!

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  6. cool !! ( and i'm jealous about the heat at your place : here we are supposed to have summer too but ir feels like autumn already :( )

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  7. How fun! I am going to give it a try tonight!

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  8. this is such a kewl idea perfect for backyard party...
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  9. Oh what a great idea! It's winter over here in Australia - but I'm storing up all these summery ideas for the months to come!

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  10. Ack!! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I just read this & thought "Why didn't I think of that". SOOO cool! Can't wait to make this for my kids! I just did a post of uses for old candle jars (and how to get the old wax out)- next empty jar is going to be a lantern! GREAT post & idea! Found you on "Made with Love" blog hop. Your newest follower- Yolanda

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  12. That's a good idea! How fun for everyone!

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  13. This is a really fun idea - thanks for showing us how!
    Lowri
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  15. what a totally fun and smart craft! I am SO doing this sometime soon with my kids. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! I'm featuring this idea tonight.

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  16. Very cool! I will have to try this with the kids I teach crafts to at the Transitional Housing Aparments...they will love it! Thanks for sharing.~~Robyne~~

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  17. Yes, that's definitely a "why didn't I think of that?" moment. Great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. can you add glitter to these glow stick lanterns for a "fairy" effect

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  19. We put our glow sticks in the freezer when they dimmed out...It would revamp them to work again...wonder if it would work with these....

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