Need some last-minute Halloween decorations that have big wow factor? Try making glowing mad scientist jars! When exposed to black light, the water in the jars glows, creating a supernatural and eerie effect. I posted this quick-and-easy project at my new blog, Mrs. Greene. (I wanted to post photos of the jars actually glowing, but the bulb in my black light burned out!) The idea is based on a method I learned in college for making liquid-filled glass containers glow, although in those days we were using our empty booze bottles. Who knew that all of those parties would contribute to my crafty education? [how to make glowing mad scientist jars]
- Plastic body parts, $1
- Glass jar, on hand
- Spray paint (optional), on hand or $1 and up
- Water, on hand
- Liquid laundry soap, on hand
- Black light, on hand or about $10
Total: $1 and up
The finished jars would look great adorned with some spooky jar labels as well!
Very cool. You can do the black light thing by removing the inserts of highlighters and soaking them in the water overnight too. That actually turns the water the color of the highlighter also.
am I missing something? where are the directions, the Mrs. Greene doesn’t work as a link and I couldn’t find it by searching.
Agh, sorry about that! Looks like I had somehow accidentally delete the link. I put it back – should work now!
Also, apparently if you use tonic water (with quinine in it) it also glows in the dark!