Glow in the dark jars

DIY Glow in the Dark Jar: 3 Easy Steps!

All children need to be truly creative is the freedom to commit themselves completely to an effort and make it their own. What’s important in any creative act is the process of self-expression, which can be both fun and exhilarating.

DIY Glow in the Dark Jar
DIY Glow in the Dark Jar

That’s why we’re sure your kids will love this very easy project!

They can do it themselves, with your guidance. Just make sure they are wearing clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. Glow in the dark paints is usually waterproof, so once it gets to your clothes you have to wash it quickly!

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What are the materials needed to create a DIY glow in the dark jar?

A glowing jar would be nice especially once you have turned off their lights for bedtime. It’s also great to put them on the patio or garden.


  • Glass Jar – the bigger the nicer
  • Glowing/Luminous paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Water

How to create a DIY glow in the dark jar?

1. Wash the jars

Wash your jars clean. Let it dry.

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2. Paint tiny dots in the jar

Mix the paint using the brush to make sure glowing particles are evenly distributed.

Make tiny dots inside the jar.

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The more dots, the better.

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3. Expose your jar to light

Expose your jar to light or sunlight and see it glow in the dark.

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It’s that easy!

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Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Thanks to From Panka with Love for this great project.
If you liked this project, you might also like to view DIY Galaxy Jars



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