I usually can’t shop for supplies without at least one of my monkeys, so that means I have to convert some of my crafts to kid crafts. The boys went nuts over the pumpkins. I don’t always cave to I-will-have-a-tantrum-if-you-don’t-buy-this antics, but it was a pumpkin they can have in their room each year, so it flew. One point for the boys!
I try to craft during nap or bedtime, but I pulled this off when they were around to “help”.
I probably should have traced the outline of the letter before starting with the puffy paint, but I don’t always think through the process in advance. Not good, I know, but this is the way I have always been. (My dad still talks about how I spilled half a can of black paint on my carpet. Don’t worry, I figured out a fix.)
I used glow-in-the-dark puffy paint you can get at any craft store in the puffy paint section. They have all different colors, except black. I guess they have to be lighter colors to glow?
One comment about the glow-in-the-dark puffy paint is that it’s a lot runnier than regular puffy paint. I started putting the dots closer together and they ran into big blobs. So I just wiped them off and started over, spacing them a little more. You can tell they still ran together a little bit.
It looked a little bare with only the initial, and I wanted more glow, so I added the box.
It was hard to keep them from touching it before it was completely dry. It seems like it takes longer than regular puffy paint to dry completely.
The boys were excited to see it glow at bedtime. They keep it in their rooms or various locations around the house. My youngest sometimes uses it as a basketball. Whatever works.
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