The Most Awesome Activities for Children: 57 Glow Craft Ideas for Kids

By: Jaclyn Holtzman, Editor,

There is something about the glow of a craft that mesmerizes children and adults alike. It is even cooler when young kids are able to make that light-up craft on their own. These glow craft ideas for kids are simple, but the results are anything but. They look absolutely amazing, and they'll light up your kids' world in minutes. Your little ones can make something glow that normally wouldn't, create their own lighting, or play with lights to see their unexpected effects. No matter how your choose to be artsy with lights, they're sure to conclude that the list below provides the 57 most awesome activities for children.

There's no denying that crafting is always fun. Cutting, gluing, painting, and mixing usually result in some great products that are hang worthy.

Get started with this awesome video on how to make Glow in the Dark Playdough!

Glow-in-the-Dark Mason Jar Crafts

Glow in the Dark Glitter Jars

All that glitters is not gold, but all that glows is. Glow craft ideas for kids are the equivalent of craft gold, so get glowing. Bedtime will never be boring again when everything glows in the dark, and their imagination will not know what hit it when they capture thousands of fairies in a jar. You're guaranteed a great afternoon with these glow-in-the-dark mason jar crafts. Kids will ask for these fun craft projects again and again!

Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Craft Projects

Bath Time Glowing Homemade Paint

If you're looking for ways to entertain your kids with the fun of art, this collection of glow-in-the-dark paint craft projects is the way to go. Kids always love to paint because they can express their creativity while they get their hands a little dirty. These awesome project ideas will definitely get your kids painting little works of art.

Glow-in-the-Dark Activities

Glowing Homemade Play Dough Recipe

Activities for kids are fun, but add some glow-in-the-dark effects, and they'll never want to stop playing. There is so much learning to be done with these glow-in-the-dark activities for kids. Their minds will be expanding as they have the time of their lives. Glow craft ideas like these with a hands-on component are as beneficial as they are fun, which means your little ones will be learning as they play with these kids' craft activities.

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Decorations

Easy Glowing DIY Cloud Light

Your kids can create a magical, mystical land when they make their own light out of balloons, paper, or cupcake liners. Your little ones will be glowing as soon as they see their crafts doing their thing. They can read, play, and sleep not by candlelight, but by their own light. These DIY glow-in-the-dark decorations will be shining examples of your little ones' brilliance!

Glow Stick Crafts

Glow Xylophone

Your kids are going to absolutely love these glow stick crafts. All of these glow crafts can double as homemade toys or maybe even as DIY gift ideas. Which glow in the dark craft ideas will you try first?

Glow-in-the-Dark DIY Paint

Glow-in-the-Dark DIY Paint

"Hey wait a minute, how do you make things glow in the dark anyway?" Easy! With our recipes for glow-in-the-dark DIY paint, you can make any of these craft projects light up in the night.

If you don't have any glow-in-the-dark powder on hand, you can use household items to make DIY glow-in-the-dark paint without powder!

Don't have a blacklight that can help those crafts really light up? There's a recipe for DIY glow-in-the-dark paint without blacklight help as well!

Click here to download our handy infographic and whip up some glow-in-the-dark DIY paint today!

What do your kids love about glow crafts? Let us know below in the comments!

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