Want to astonish your neighbors and trick-or-treaters?
How about serving some spooky shimmering refreshments at your next Halloween party or haunted house?
With a black light and just a few ingredients that make things glow, you can have the creepiest crypt on the block.
In this article, you’ll learn how to produce my five favorite glow-in-the-dark science projects, perfect for making a ghoulish impression this Halloween.
Why Should I Make Glowing Concoctions?
Halloween, more than any other time of year, is the season to explore nighttime frights, conduct spooky experiments and investigate unexplained phenomena. Halloween is dark and disguised and mysterious. It’s the perfect backdrop for things that glow and gush after the lights go out.
The five glow-in-the-dark projects below are a fun way for you and your kids to get into the spirit of this eerie, ominous time of year and add your own bit of creepy cheer to parties or your own family adventure on a chilling October afternoon.
Want a cool way to explore science while playing in the dark?
Your family will be wowed by this fun and easy project that teaches the properties of fluorescent light.
In this article, I’ll show your budding scientists how to design their own secret messages and reveal them when the lights go out.
Why Create Black Light Secret Images?
Black light secret images incorporate a whole lot of things that are awesome to kids (and maybe to you big kids, too!).
They appear to float in mid-air. They glow in the dark.
And not only do your kids get to create messages themselves, but they also control when the secret codes are revealed with a special, magical black light.
Looking for some spooky scientific fun this Halloween?
Get some chills and thrills with the coolest substance known to kids: dry ice.
In this article I’ll share three of my favorite bubbling and oozing potions that will light up your Halloween party or fall festival.
Plus you’ll get hours of enchanting science discovery for your family.
What’s So Cool About Dry Ice?
Dry ice and Halloween go hand in hand. Imagine a bubbling witch’s potion, a hazy specter of a ghost, a mad scientist’s lab lined with beakers full of colorful chemicals, a foggy mist masking the full moon in an inky black sky…
These mysterious images and more can all be created with dry ice.
Dropping a few pieces of dry ice in warm water creates a fascinating sensory experience for kids and adults alike—bubbling sounds; smoke that pours from every cylinder and cauldron; and bubbles you can touch, bounce and squeeze.