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Make some Glow Rocks

Jun26

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Last summer, I wrangled my then 5-year old son and convinced him we were going to make glow-in-the-dark rocks, just like something you would find in Scooby Doo.
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We spent time collecting very large rocks, then washed them and by the time the witching hour rolled by (while I was making dinner), my son was captivated for 30 minutes painting our now clean and dried rocks.
All you need is: glow-in-the-dark paint, paint sponges, and craft paper to protect your surface.
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We got this idea from Danny Seo, the nation’s leading green-DIY expert. If you haven’t visited his blog yet, please do. There are always easy-to-do crafts ready for you.
The finished product? Eh. It didn’t glow as much as I would have liked. But, it was a fun project for my kid nonetheless and he didn’t seem to care about the glowing part. Me? My visions of a path lit by glow rocks faded. But I’m an adult, so I coped. Really it’s more about the process than the end product, right?


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Isabel Kallman

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Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of Alphamom.com.

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