A few years ago I purchased a giant black light (for Halloween purposes of course). It was an expensive purchase and sits in storage all year until Halloween comes back around. What a waste right? I came across Play at Home Mom's blog. What an amazing find! She has so many good ideas. As I was looking through her blog a section called Glowing Art caught my eye. She had set up a table with neon pom-poms and pipe cleaners for her kids to play with under the black light. And wouldn't you know it, I happened to have neon pipe cleaners and pom-poms too?!
Here's the set up in the light:
Princess was pretty excited, but once I turned on the black light it was ten times cooler!
Princess had a blast making rainbows, flowers, turtles, and just watching things glow.
We have done this many times since I took these pictures. When I was teaching about America for preschool we made Grand Canyons out of neon sand. The kids love anything in the black light, and I do too. I guess I'm just a big kid at heart.