Create Fairy Lights

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Would you like to create fairy lights? Need a great activity to do with the kids?  I have seen this on the web and thought “Does it really work?” “Will it do as advertised?” and as you guessed it the answer is YES! Read on to find out what to do and what you will need.

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What you will need to create fairy lights

What you will need to create fairy lights

 Now that you have the following items:

  • Jars – I got ours from Big W. You might have some in your kitchen or pantry that are not being used.
  • Glitter – You can get glitter from anywhere. Newsagency, supermarkets, $2 shops and so on. (To make your fairy lights really glow make sure to get the sliver or gold glitter. You will see that we tried on with red glitter and it was not as bright.)
  • Glow Sticks – I got ours from the local hardware store as it was cheap. I got a pack of two glow sticks for around $6.00.
  • Scissors – You should have a pair but you might need to use a heavy duty kitchen scissors to make sure they can cut through the plastic on the glow stick

Here are the steps to follow to make your very own Fairy Lights…..

 

Step 1: Crack and Activate the Glow Stick

Activating the Glow Stick before cutting the top off it.

Activating the Glow Stick before cutting the top off it.

Note: Be super careful of the glass inside the glow stick. To make it work it needs to be still in the jar. Make sure that little fingers don’t touch it. Also have sealable jars to ensure kids cannot open them.

Step 2: Cut the top off the glow stick – Be careful of the broken glass

 

Cutting the end off the glow stick to get to the glowy goo to make the fairy light sparkle!

Cutting the end off the glow stick to get to the glowy goo to make the fairy light sparkle!

Step 3: Empty out all the glowy goo into the jar

Glowy Goo is now in the Jar. Waiting for the glitter to come and sparkle!

Glowy Goo is now in the Jar. Waiting for the glitter to come and sparkle!

 Step 4: Add the Glitter

Adding the glitter

Adding the glitter

Step 5: Your Fairy Lights Are Complete – Have Fun!

Completed fairy lights. Great idea for a party. Enjoy!

Completed fairy lights. Great idea for a party. Enjoy!

Amazed by the fairy lights. So bright and amazing! This light worked the best due to the fact it had the gold glitter. The red one was not as bright.

Amazed by the fairy lights. So bright and amazing! This light worked the best due to the fact it had the gold glitter. The red one was not as bright.

 

Note: Make sure to use gold or sliver glitter as mentioned before. You will get much better results with lighter and brighter glitter.

I hope you have enjoyed this activity and my instructions on how we did ours. I am sure your little ones will love it as the twins cannot wait to give it another go.

 

4 Responses
  • Mama Carmody
    June 17, 2014

    I’m glad to see this worked for you. My niece tried something similar for her son’s birthday, last year, and they didn’t glow. I wonder if she failed to activate the glow sticks before she emptied them into the jar. Thanks so much for sharing your success!

    • Suzanne
      June 17, 2014

      Thanks for the comment Mama Carmody. Sorry to hear your niece had problems with hers. I would say give it another go. We are going to. One child was a bit sad that hers did not glow as much as the other. So my tip here is to make sure to use light glitter like silver and gold. Glad you liked the post. Have a wonderful day. Suzanne.

  • Trish Van Baast
    June 17, 2014

    What a great effect! Well done. I bet the girls loved it.

    • Suzanne
      June 17, 2014

      Yes Trish, I was amazed how wonderful they looked. Something to do for a party or just for fun.

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