5 Amazing Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Activities

Do your kids love things that glow in the dark?

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.

Glow-in-the-dark science projects: let your kids astonish your neighbors and astound trick-or-treaters with glowing activities that are perfect for entertaining.

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.

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How to Play Mummy Tag: A Halloween Twist on an All-Time Favorite

Do your kids love to play tag?

Looking for a spooky twist on this timeless childhood game?

A simple roll of toilet paper transforms a traditional game of tag into a cool new experience your kids will remember for a long time: Mummy Tag.

In this article I will show you a delightfully creepy alternative to a game of tag that will have your kids squealing with delight.

Halloween Game - Mummy Tag: a great way to tap into the Halloween holiday excitement, engage with your kids and get everyone off the couch.

Why Mummy Tag?

There’s something about the game of tag that never gets old—the thrill of chasing and being chased.

It’s always a trip down memory lane when I see my boys playing tag at school or at the park. Freeze tag and cartoon tag were my favorite playground variations when I was a kid. What were your favorite tag games?

I was excited to test this Halloween version of the game with my boys. To my delight and theirs, it was a hit! I’m sure your family will have fun playing Mummy Tag, too.

Mummy Tag is a great way to tap into the Halloween holiday excitement, engage with your kids and get everyone off the couch.

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10 Unusual Things to Do With Your Halloween Pumpkin

Are you looking to try something different with your pumpkins this year?

Are your kids anxious for some fun with these fabulous orange orbs?

If you’re looking for some creative, pumpkin-y amusement to have with your family, you’ve come to the right place.

The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have put together a list from around the web.

In this article, you’ll find 10 fun and unique things to do with your Halloween pumpkin. Some of these ideas are a little unusual, but all are extremely doable and lots of fun. Have a ball!

Halloween Pumpkin Ideas: Find some good ideas for celebrating and decorating this fall and lots of great ways to create pumpkin memories with your kids.

Why Do Projects With Pumpkins?

It’s almost time. Folks are stopping by the pumpkin patch, vegetable stand and supermarket to find the perfect Halloween pumpkins. Some are carving, some are baking and some are using pumpkins in ways we never imagined.

Pumpkins are a fall icon. They bring to mind cool, crisp weather, changing leaves and every kid’s favorite sugar-laden holiday: Halloween.

Does your family have any favorite pumpkin traditions? Or are you looking for some new ones to start?

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How to Create Black Light Halloween Messages With Your Kids

Do your kids like to send secret messages to their friends?

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.

Black light Halloween science project: let kids 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.

This is a fun and simple activity for a Halloween party, sleepover or anytime.

Use the image viewers as Halloween lanterns to add a spooky element to trick-or-treating and an extra way for you to see the kids in the dark. (Be sure to bring along a flashlight too.)

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3 Spooky Ways to Use Dry Ice This Halloween

Do your kids love things that bubble, sputter and smoke?

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.

Three dry ice science projects that are bubbling, boiling and oozing potions to light up your Halloween party or fall festival.

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.

There’s so much to discover and explore when performing dry ice science.

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10 Amazing Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes for Kids

Does your kid need an easy yet creative Halloween costume?

Looking for kids’ costumes that are unique and clever—something beyond this year’s popular commercial characters?

The editorial team of My Kids’ Adventures has found just what you need.

Read on for our top 10 quick, cute and commercial-free do-it-yourself  costumes for kids.

Learn how to make cute, creative Halloween costumes your kids will love. With a good idea and a few inexpensive materials, you can keep the focus on the fun.

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. When else can you watch your kids live out their fantasies of being pirates or princesses?

Halloween helps to fire up the imagination and gets the creative juices flowing. It’s a day when everyone can be anyone they want to be.

We love Halloween even more when kids and parents go beyond costume emporiums and create costumes out of odds and ends found in their homes. In fact, we love DIY Halloween costumes so much, we’re bringing you some of our favorites found around the web.

When choosing our list of DIY Halloween costumes, we wanted to find disguises that are doable, wearable and won’t break the bank to make.

Here’s hoping you enjoy them as much as we do!

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How to Make Slime: 5 Easy Recipes for Halloween Fun

Do your kids love things that squish and ooze?

Want to surprise them with an afternoon of messy learning and fun?

Ever wondered what the secret is to making great slime?

In this article you’ll learn how to make my favorite Halloween slime recipes for haunted houses, classroom parties, Halloween parties or just an ooey-gooey good time.

Halloween slime recipes for haunted houses, classroom parties, Halloween parties or just an ooey-gooey good time.

Why Make Your Own Slime?

There’s nothing better than a hands-on project that will let kids make a mess and keep them engaged while they experiment with different textures and colors.

Halloween and slime go hand in hand, so my kids and I spent an afternoon creating fun, slimy, new recipes. Just in time for Halloween.

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