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DIY galaxy jar that glows being held in the dark

Let us show you a super easy way to make DIY Galaxy Jars that really glow! Kids just LOVE to make these cool glow jars!

The kids have seen these galaxy jars on loads of different YouTube videos lately and were just desperate to have a go at making their own.

So Saturday night seems the perfect night for making a mess with glow in the dark liquid…. This is such a fun summer craft, the kids can use them for camp outs in the garden or sleep overs with their friends.

What you need to make galaxy jars 

  • Clean empty jar
  • 4 glow sticks – I used the small bracelet style sticks
  • Around a tsp of glitter
  • Scissors

How to make galaxy jars 

galaxy jars glowing in the dark. Text "DIY galaxy glow jar - more kid crafts www.daisiesandpie.co.uk"
  • First crack the glow sticks to get them glowing.
  • Next snip off the end of the glow stick – let the end drop into the jar and squeeze the glow stick to get the glow up liquid out.
  • Next add the glitter.
  • Seal the jar and shake like crazy to spread the glowing glitter all around the jar.
  • Turn out the lights and glow!

DIY Galaxy jars – hints and tips

  • It’s best to keep a close eye on the kids whilst they’re shaking glowing liquid around… because now when the lights go out my kitchen looks like outer space!
  • Safety tip – make sure you supervise the kids with this craft – the glow up liquid from the glow sticks should not go near children’s eyes, nose or mouth and wash your skin immediately should it splash on it. You know your kids best – if you want to use safety goggles or gloves then do so.

More kids activities to try

  • Make a balloon rocket – this cool little activity blasts your rocket off along the string – super fun!
Yield: 1 jar

How to make a galaxy jar

diy galaxy jars being held up in the dark glowing brightly

Super fun glow in the dark craft for kids

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost Less than £1

Materials

  • Clean empty jar
  • 4 glow sticks 
  • 1 tsp glitter 

Tools

  • Scissors 

Instructions

  1. Crack crack the glow sticks to get them glowing.
  2. Snip off the end of the glow stick - let the end drop into the jar and squeeze the glow stick to get the glow up liquid out.
  3. Next add the glitter.
  4. Then seal the jar and shake like crazy to spread the glowing glitter all around the jar
  5. Turn out the lights and watch it glow.

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