How To Make Nightlights From Glow Sticks

There are plenty of colorful, whimsical lamps out there you can use to decorate your child’s bedroom or liven up a party. But if you’re looking for something a little more original, check out these handmade glow jars. With just a few easily accessible supplies, anyone can make these cool, versatile and fully customizable nightlights in a small amount of time.

For this DIY trick, you’ll need:

Glow sticks — the more varied the colors, the better
– Mason jars or glass bottles of any kind, with lids so you can close and shake them
– Scissors
– Straws
– Gloves and glasses or goggles, for protective purposes
– Optionally, some additional decorative elements, such as glitter or tulle

First, crack the glow stick several times to initiate the glowing action. Then cut off both ends and let them drop into the container. Leaving the ends inside is helpful later when you shake the jars to spread the liquid around. Slip a straw onto the now-open end of the glow stick and blow into it to push the liquid into the jar. Don’t just let the liquid collect at the bottom; try to get as much on the sides as possible.

Once the stick has emptied, close the container and shake it up to spread the liquid everywhere. You can add other additions, like glitter, to the mix before shaking to make for an extra colorful light.

Brooklyn and Bailey from their popular YouTube channel of the same name and Shelby from Owlbeteen gather in the video below to show the whole process in action. There are endless ways to customize the glow jar nightlight of your kids’ dreams – or your own. The sky’s the limit.


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