If there’s one distraction that I love, it’s bubbles. I usually keep a small bottle in my handbag for those toddler meltdowns that are rarely cured. These glow in the dark bubbles are a fun addition to camping trips and sleepovers in the backyard. They’re easy to make, and you probably have all of the ingredients at home right now.
- non-toxic highlighter markers (I used BIC Brite Liner Non-Toxic Pen Style highlighters.)
- bubble solution
- pliers (not pictured!)
Step 1: Use your pliers to open up the highlighter. Pull the end off of the marker and gently shake out the ink stick (technical term?).
Step 2: Working over the bubble solution, gently pinch and squeeze out the fluorescent ink until a small amount (4 to 6 drops) has been added.
Step 3: Let the fluorescent ink mix well into the bubble solution. Close the lid tightly and shake, shake, shake.
Now the fun part.
Go snag a blacklight to really bring out that fluorescent glow, and blow!
It was a bit hard to catch on camera (those little suckers are fast), but trust me, these bubbles glow like the moon. Have fun!
**Disclaimer: The fluorescent ink that is mixed in with these glow in the dark bubbles can cause a mini mess when viewed under the blacklight. Minimise the mess by wearing gloves when mixing, and take the fun outside.
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- Magic Cloud Dough Recipe
Images: Lexy Ward