Mini Monets and Mommies: Halloween Glow Paint Sensory Kids' Art Activity

Monday, September 28, 2015

Halloween Glow Paint Sensory Kids' Art Activity

Glow paint is one of my favorite art materials for Halloween. Last fall I mixed the glow-in-the-dark paint with Model Magic to make googley-eyed ghosts (and a few odd little mash-up monsters).

Halloween craft

If you’re looking for a sensory exploration that combines science and art, this craft sand activity is an easy option. Your child can paint a picture, a simple word, individual letters or just make a design. After she’s done painting, start the scientific inquiry with a few open-ended questions. These don’t have to be difficult, just enough to spark your child’s thought process.

For example, try:

·        What do you think will happen to the paint when we turn off the lights?

·        If we cover part of the design with sand, what will change when it ‘glows’?

·        How do you think the craft sand will feel when you glue it onto the paper?

Now it’s time to start the art-making…

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Glow paint – Make sure it is age-graded as safe for your child.

·        A paintbrush

·        Construction paper

·        Craft sand or glitter

·        Clear drying school glue

·        A black light

Here’s What to Do:

1.         Paint a picture or a word onto the paper (I used “Boo”, but you can choose another simple Halloween word, your child’s first letter or even a spooky design).
Kids' craft

2.         Draw a pattern or lines onto the letters with glue. Make sure that your child doesn’t completely cover the paint with the glue. If she does, she won’t see the glowing effect.

3.         Sprinkle craft sand or glitter over the glue. Shake off the excess.
Fall actvity

4.         Let the glue dry completely.

5.         Turn off the lights and turn on the black light (most glow paints need this to work).
Kids' crafts

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  1. very nice blog..The benefits of art and painting are really effective..i like to draw and paint and i learned it easily from here where i could practice and learn it as much as i want..

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  3. This is interesting information and I will definitely keep it in mind.

  4. Take your youngster on a sensory adventure with our Halloween Glow Paint project. This one-of-a-kind artistic event will inspire creativity and enthusiasm. I truly appreciate your self-expression. Here, you've raised some excellent points.