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Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Ball


Updated March 22, 2017
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Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Ball
Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Ball
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Make a bouncy ball that glows in the dark, so it won't matter when it's time for lights out. The Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Ball is the latest and greatest way to bounce your way into fun. Creative craft ideas for children are great ways to get them to start thinking creatively. When you see how easy it to learn how to make bouncy balls that glow, you might start getting some clever ideas for crafts for kids yourself. This awesome homemade toy doubles as a science project since you have to mix individual ingredients to make something great.


MaterialsMixed Media/Miscellaneous

Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

What Causes Glow in the Dark?

Glow in the dark crafts for kids are always fun to make, but what is the scientific explanation for things that glow? There’s actually some chemistry behind the popular glowing fun. Inside those glow sticks or glow in the dark paint is a substance called phosphors. These phosphors give off a small amount of visible light when they are energized. However, for the phosphors to be energized, they must be exposed to light themselves. This explains why it takes some time for the glow to appear. These phosphors also don’t give off much visible light which is why you have to hold them in dark places to see the glow. Nowadays, chemists have come up with compounds to make the phosphors shine more brightly and for a longer period of time. Who knew that chemistry could create such a fun craft for the kids to enjoy?

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These are fantastic! The kids will love 'em.

I have a Grand son who is home schooled and we have to come up with crafts for him to do. I think this would make a great science project for for him, plus he can play with these Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Balls. We make our own laundry soap so we have ever thing but the glow in the dark paint. I'll be looking to see where to buy it. What a great craft for all kids of every age. Thank you so much for sharing this fun free craft idea.

These look like such a fun project to make! My daughter loves bouncy balls, making her own would be even better! She loves crafts, especially ones she can play with after making!

Okay, now THESE look cool.

These look like a blast! Everything's more fun when it glows in the dark.

What a fun craft! This would be a great craft for kids to do during a sleepover or birthday party.

Kids who love space stuff would love these. They look like they are from another planet!

My brother would love this.

This would be a fun craft to do with my campers!

it was good

the project looks cool i think that is the most coolest thing ever

Where are the step by step directions. I love the ideas but I can't seem to find the directions. Help

click on "click here for Kids craft project" and then click on the picture of the glowing balls on the next page.


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