Thursday, October 22, 2015

13 Days of Halloween: Create a Glow in the Dark Skeleton

Here is a simple craft to do with kids.  Take it up a notch and use glow powder.  Glow powder is great.  Here is the link for the glow powder that I use.  This container has lasted me a long time.  You do not need much.  You can also find other glow powders in craft stores.  This one is my favorite.

Glow in the Dark Skeleton Craft

School Glue
Glow Powder
Black Cardstock Paper
1.  Print out the skeleton faces for the students.  The link will take you to several you can choose from.  Students can make their own too.
2.  Cut enough Q-tips into 3rds for the fingers.
3.  Cut enough Q-tips in half for feet and other parts the students may use them for.
4.  Mix in several teaspoons of glow powder in with the glue.  Make sure it is mixed well.  Test in a dark area to see that it has enough glow.  Add more as needed.  The glow powder tends to settle at the bottom, so stir before using.
5.  Students will coat the Q-tips with glow glue and place on the cardstock paper in the pattern of a skeleton.

6.  Students will glue the skull at the top.  Be sure to coat the top of the skull with glue so it will glow. 

7.  Let dry.

8.  Sit the paper in light to charge it.  Go to a dark area and watch it glow.


  1. Love Halloween!! Such a great time to include academics in the theme of "spooky!" Thank you for some fun posts. :)

    1. Thanks so much. I will keep posting more ideas right up until Halloween.

  2. I teach first grade and this is one of my favorite activities to do with my students. It's been a couple of years since I have done this one! Thanks for the reminder. Love this blog post:)

    1. It is so simple and the kids love it. Thanks for the comment. Happy Halloween.

  3. Eeek!! I absolutely LOVE the glow stick experiment. We give out glow stick spiders in class. Love your post!!!

    1. Thanks so much. Glow sticks are great and since they are inexpensive (okay cheap) it makes them even better. Happy Halloween.