It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us already. Each year, our kids love to make Christmas ornaments. I bought glow in the dark glue a while back and Capri asked if she could use it. She created so many fun things with it and I was impressed by how well it works. So, I decided to set up an easy glow in the dark Christmas ornament craft.
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Easy Glow in the Dark Christmas Ornaments:
You will need:
- Foam Christmas tree shape (or any other shape you choose)
- Glow in the dark glue
- Small craft pompoms
- Small Shape for the top of the tree if desired, such as a star, angel or snowflake
- String or ribbon to hang your ornament if desired, or you can simply set it in your tree
- Glue, hot glue or tape to secure your ribbon to top of the back of the ornament (and white glue to attach pompoms if you don’t want to waste the glow in the dark glue)
Have your child trace the foam shape of the tree using glow in the dark glue. The pack of foam shapes we bought included one that had glitter on it which makes the ornament look pretty during the day when it is not glowing. We used Elmer’s, but I noticed that there is another cheaper brand too, but I can’t vouch for that one as we haven’t tried it. Then, make a garland out of the glue to go across the tree in two or three places, leaving plenty of room for the ornaments. Add some glue to the trunk of the tree so that it shows up in the dark, possibly in a different color if you purchased more than one color of glow in the dark glue. Then, have your child glue some pompoms on the tree as ornaments. Add some glow in the dark glue to the top of each pompom so that the ornaments glow in the dark. If you are making a hanger for your ornament, attach it to the top on the back , once it dries. We found out that the ornament glows the best once it has been exposed to bright light. We gave the ornament some ‘light therapy’ with a flashlight before placing it on the tree and it glowed much brighter!
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Julie Bickham says
I love doing Christmas crafts with my kids.
I hope you and your kids get a chance to try this one. It is so much fun! 🙂
This sounds like a wonderful thing to do and spend time with the ones you love.
Thank you Naomi. It is a lot of fun. 😀
Our kids will love this