Monday, November 7, 2016

Glow in the Dark Leaf Craft

             Hey folks! How is your fall going so far? Hopefully you are enjoying some down time between Halloween festivities and the craziness that is Thanksgiving and Christmas.
             Even if you're not normally much of an outdoors person, most people can't resist spending some time in the fall foliage this time of year, right? What better way to spend a nice afternoon outside than to go on a nature walk with your kids! Gather some leaves up from the ground, take them home, and prepare for craft time to unwind after your walk. :)

What You'll Need:

-glow in the dark paints

*Paint both sides of your leaves with glow in the dark paint and let dry. We just happened to have this kind that we found on sale a year or two ago. I have found that you really need to lay it on for it to actually show up in the dark. Also, I didn't think to paint both sides when we did ours, so the leaves still ended up curling some, so I recommend doing both sides to kind of seal/preserve the leaves. I painted an entire pumpkin with this last year and it kept it so well preserved that it started rotting from the inside out and it wasn't carved at all!

*Using whatever other colors of glow in the dark paint you have, paint whatever designs you like on your leaves and let dry. Again, we just happened to have these. They come in handy for little ones since they have the little tips.

*Put them up for decoration wherever you like. We had this fun little tissue paper, contact paper, and brown paper bag tree we had already put up for decoration in the window, so I thought they went well with it. Plus, hopefully they're getting some sunlight to charge the paints!
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  1. My kids would love these. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week!

  2. Ohh! This looks fantastic! I really like the idea of using natural material. Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

  3. What a lovely idea. Pinning this to my Trash 2 Treasure board. We do so much with leaves but never thought of glow in the dark paint #FabFridayPost

    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by! Have you made leaf people before? Those are kind of fun too. :)

  4. I love making things with leaves, chalk pens are great for this activity too. Sarah #FabFridayPost