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DIY Glow in the Dark Stars

Kids love things that glow in the dark! Did you know that you can make your own glow in the dark room decorations with a little paint and a recycled cereal box? It’s definitely easy, but will require adult participation to use the spray can.

DIY Glow in the Dark Stars

To make your own glow in the dark decorations you will need:

Recycled cereal box
White craft paint
Glow in the dark spray paint*
Glue dots or wall putty

*NOTE: If you are concerned about using spray paint, there are other glow in the dark paints available on the market. DecoArt makes a brush-on glow in the dark paint you can find at your local craft supply store. 

glow in the dark stars cut outs

Draw stars and a crescent moon onto the recycled cereal box cardboard.

glow in the dark white paint coat

Paint all of the shapes white and allow them to dry completely.

krylon glowz glow in the dark spray paint

Use glow in the dark spray paint as directed on the can. Cover your work surface and spray outside or in the garage with the garage door open. Several thin coats are better than thick coats that will take a long time to dry and may drip.

DIY Glow in the Dark Stars finished

When dry, “charge” the glow in the dark paint by exposing your shapes to light for 10-15 minutes. Use wall putty or glue dots to hang on your wall or ceiling and turn out the lights to see the show!

Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.