If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my Facebook Live where I tested this glow in the dark puffy paint out. I couldn’t even wait for this post to go live, I had to find out if this glow in the dark puffy paint would work, it does!!! I love creating moons with this puffy paint because it dries puffy so making moon craters is simple. Children love this material because it’s a totally fun sensory experience and frankly it’s fun to make a mess.
At home, I’d make a huge moon like this one, but in a classroom, these little paper plates are a great way of exploring and having a glow in the dark moon for each child to take home. Glow in the dark glue is not the cheapest so these little moons make it all economical.
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Gather your materials. You will need some glow in the dark glue <– go ahead click that affiliate link to find the exact stuff I used. You will also need plain white shaving cream, small unwaxed paper plates, a bowl, and a spoon.
Start by mixing the shaving cream and glow in the dark glue.
I eyeball a 3:1 ratio with 3 parts shaving cream to one part glow in the dark glue. Mix well.
Pop a dollop on the paper and let the kiddos explore.
Some kids will not want to touch the paint, that’s FINE! Do not pressure a child ever to do something for an activity, simply give them a spoon, or better yet your hands to guide into the paint. I did this with a student a few years back whenever there was a messy sensory activity; he loved holding my wrists and guiding them through.
After the paint is dry – you can cut them into different moon shapes!
Oh and look – they really really glow!
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Diyana QUAH says
I am interested in your activities. It is very interesting n very useful for children development.
Is it free..
OMG this is amazing!!! I’m a new teacher with a new experience every day. I’m gonna need some entertaining, fun projects for my kiddos each day, and this one looks like it could be fun! (if not a little sticky…)
Thank you for sharing!