Who knew there were so many glow-in-the-dark materials out there?!!
You’re likely right in the middle of your Halloween decorating and crafting. And what a great time to delve into all things Glow-in-the-Dark! Start with this quick and easy pumpkin, then let your imagination soar with all the glowing products available.
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For the Glow in the Dark Pumpkin
I set out just to make a simple “glow in the dark” pumpkin, but then discovered a whole other world of glowing fun. Grab a pumpkin from the dollar store then embellish with this adhesive vinyl.
I used one of the pumpkin faces in this Halloween pack and then modified it to better fit the pumpkin’s shape. You can cut the design out with scissors or with an electronic cutter like the Cricut or a Silhouette CAMEO. Be sure to compare their prices here for the Cricut and here for the CAMEO also. The adhesive vinyl works great on real pumpkins, too! I keep it on a shaded front porch and even there, it gets enough sunlight to glow all night. They’ve really improved these products since I was a kid!
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Here’s a craft my grandson made. He picked out the design, weeded the vinyl, and applied it all by himself. I think he did a great job. We had a fantastic time crafting together!
Use Glow-in-the-Dark Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) for apparel, treat bags, banners. Get some here.
Use Glow in the Dark Paint for wood signs, rocks, and even clothes. You can get some here.
Silhouette’s Glow in the Dark Sticker Paper is one of my absolute faves! You can get some here.
Glow in the Dark Fabric Paint works great with a freezer paper stencil and can even be layered over another color (or even HTV!). Tulip soft is a great brand, and they also make the more puffy/stiff versions. Get some here.
Use all these resources along with this FREE Halloween Skull font to create some amazing crafts! This freebie is awesome! I wish I’d found it sooner.
How do they glow anyway?!
Check out this interesting article to read all about how this stuff even works!
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