Homemade Glow in the Dark Paint Recipe

Looking for a fun and easy way to make homemade Glow in the Dark Paint? No need to keep searching, you've just found the best paint recipe right here. This DIY glow in the dark paint recipe is a lot of fun!

homemade glow in the dark paint



Fill a rainy afternoon with fun craft time as you learn how to make this awesome homemade paint recipe.  

Painting is one of my favourite go-to activities when it comes to playtime. From curious preschoolers to artsy older kids, this glow in the dark paint recipe ticks all the boxes when it comes to having fun with your little ones! 

For more painting recipe ideas, be sure to take a look at some of our favourites recipes like this easy 3 ingredient Homemade Paint Recipe or this fun outdoor Puffy Paint Recipe, and if you want even more fun try this Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe or even our Edible Paint RecipeThey are all so much fun! 

Scroll down below to get the full homemade glow in the dark paint recipe


How to Make Glow In The Dark Paint



DIY glow in the dark paint supplies



DIY Glow in the Dark Paint Supplies:


For each paint colour you will need:



Homemade Glow In The Dark Paint Recipe



STEP 1: Grab your supplies:



First things first! To start making this awesome glow in the dark paint, you first need to gather all your supplies and have them ready to go. We're dealing with pigments and paint, so be sure to cover the surface you'll be working on. 

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STEP 2: Mix your paint!



Take your pigment powder and put it in a container. Then, take your paint and slowly start adding it to the container while you mix everything together. Add more paint if you want your paint to have a thinner consistency. 


PRO TIPS:


You could eye-ball it but to make things easier and more precise, I recommend going for the 1:2 ration when making your paint. So, one part of powder to two parts of paint. Remember that the more powder you use the thicker the paint will get!

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DIY glow in the dark paint



STEP 3: Time to paint



Use your newly made glow in the dark paint to get creative! Paint anything that takes your fancy; pretty flowers, a space rocket or crazy patterns, anything goes! Leave your painting to dry. 


Homemade glow in the dark paint recipe


STEP 4: Activate the glow!



This last step is where all the magic happens! You need to charge your paint so it glows in the dark. I used a daylight flashlight to charge mine, but you can use any sort of daylight and the longer you keep it exposed to the light source, the longer the glow will last! 

Once this step is completed, you're done! Now it is time to take your painting into the dark. 



DIY glow in the dark paint recipe

A great thing I love about this glow in the dark paint recipe is that you don't need special black lights to see the bright glow of your paint, just a dark room will do the trick.

It is hard to photograph the glow but it has a bright and colourful glow.  My kids were so excited once we charged the paint and tried it out in the dark!

how to make glow in the dark paint

We hope you enjoy this how to make glow in the dark paint tutorial. This homemade glow in the dark paint recipe is not only easy to make but it is a lot of fun and something a little different to try on a rainy afternoon. The kids will love both making and using their own DIY glow in the dark paint. Enjoy!

Homemade glow in the dark paint. Easy paint recipe to make DIY glow in the dark paint.


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