Quick Craft Idea: Glow Stick Lanterns

Quick Craft Idea: Glow Stick Lanterns

I seen this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it. I bought a package of glow sticks at Michael’s. ( you can try looking at the dollar store for them too) You just need to cut the top off and pour into a small mason jar. Close the top and shake it for about 30 seconds. The liquid should be coated all over the inside glass of the mason jar. When we did it the jar glowed using only 1 stick for about an hour. You can use more than one stick and also I have read that if you spray a little water in the jar it will glow longer.(I haven’t tried that yet) Kids love it especially during the summer when they can take them outside at night.


How to Make Homemade Goop: Kids Easy Craft Idea

How to Make Homemade Goop: Kids Easy Craft Idea

For less than $2.00, your can keep them busy with this kids easy craft idea: Homemade Goop.
“I’m bored.” Sound all too familiar? Keep them busy with this kids easy craft idea called goop.

For less than two bucks and five minutes of your time, the kids will be singing your praises. Grab the supplies and entertain them with homemade Goop- The slick, snotty, slime putty for ages 5-40.

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
1/4 Cup of Cornstarch
4oz. White Glue
1/2 teaspoon Borax
1/4 cup warm water
Liquid Food Coloring
2 Mixing Bowls
Large Spoon

Step 1

To make this kids easy craft, get out the mixing bowl.
Get out one mixing bowl.

Before you begin, instruct the kids that although this is a homemade recipe, it is for fun and play, NOT TO EAT.

Step 2

Let the kids help with this easy craft. The idea is to get them involved.
Pour the cornstarch into the bowl. Have the kids sift with their fingers. (Although this is an easy craft activity, keep napkins or a towel close by in case of spills.)

Step 3

Pour the glue into the bowl.

Mix well. Once again, this can be a messy kids craft. My suggestion is to make homemade goop in the kitchen, not the living or dining room. You don’t want this on the couch a year from now.

Step 4

Even though it’s a kids easy craft, food coloring scares some moms. Solution? Vinegar~
Mix water food coloring and Borax in a separate bowl. Mix until dissolved. Don’t worry about the food coloring, let the kids enjoy this easy craft. The idea of food coloring staining fingers sends some mothers into a panic. Don’t worry, a little vinegar will take it right off.

Step 5

The Perfect Kids Easy Craft~
Pour the two mixtures together. Stir for 3 minutes, even after you see the homemade goop forming. This is to make sure it’s mixed all the way through. Let the kids help with this fun and easy part.

Tips & Warnings
Grab the camera and snap some homemade fun. Kids will play with this fun goop for hours
Kids can roll it, throw it, smash it, trash it, beat it, the possibilities are endless.
This is a great kids easy craft idea, yet so cheap.
Remind children Not to eat it

Source: ehow.com