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Glow-in-the-dark crafts

Jessica Watson is a mom to five, four in her arms and one in her heart. She lives in Michigan where her life is as unpredictable as the weather. After the loss of her infant daughter in 2007, Jessica left the corporate world behind, vowe...

Light up your summer night

Hosting a summer party or just getting together with the neighbors on a gorgeous night? Who needs to chase lightning bugs or light extra candles? Impress your guests and let the kids run free with these five fun, glow-in-the-dark crafts you can make for everyone to "ooh" and "ahh" over.
Glow in the dark cupcakes

Summer nights are full of late evenings on the porch, letting the kids stay up for one more game of tag and clinking glasses with the neighbors as the sun goes down. Why not add a little more sparkle to an already amazing night? These glow-in-the-dark recipes aim to do just that.

Glowing cupcakes

OK, so maybe they won't make your head hit the pillow any faster, but these glow-in-the-dark cupcakes will have the whole neighborhood "oohing" and "aahing" in between bites. The secret to this sugary treat is in the frosting. There won't be a crumb left once your fans are finished.

Visit Food Snots to find the irresistible recipe for glowing cupcakes.

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Glow dough

Glow dough

Whether you are a parent who embraces craft dough and the way it occupies your children or one who bans it from your home for fear of cleaning every carpet fiber and furniture surface, you will love this idea. Glow dough is the perfect creation because it can be used outside or in, day or night. Just roll out a mat on your front porch and prepare to impress kids of all ages.

The perfect recipe for glow dough can be found at Play at Home Mom LLC.

Glow cones

Glow cones

Well of course you need something fantastic to serve with those glowing cupcakes, so how about whipping up some glow cones? You can mix and match the color of drink you put inside each glass with the glowing color you have turned your glass, to create a rainbow of light on any summery night.

The fabulous Giver's Log has all the instructions you need to make glow cones.

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Glow in the dark slime

Glow-in-the-dark slime

Who doesn't love a good excuse to play with slime? Kids and adults alike will be wowed by your fantastic feat when you pass out perfect pint-sized jars of this potion. Domestic Charm has the recipe, instructions and even custom labels for the containers you use.

Visit Domestic Charm for the "how to" on glow-in-the-dark slime.

Glow water

Glow water

Usually all the water fun ends before the sun goes down, but it doesn't have to with this creative concoction. The possibilities are endless when it comes to glow water. You can make glow beads, glow fountains and even glow ice, keeping everyone cool on the hottest of summer nights.

Play at Home Mom LLC shares this amazing idea for glow water.

Whether you try one of these glowing ideas or all, friends and family alike will be impressed with your ability to put a spark in any summer night.

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