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Can you believe Halloween has already come and gone!? Halloween was last weekend and as we were trick or treating around the neighborhood guess what I noticed – the fluorescent glow of glow sticks here and there.
Glow sticks are extremely popular during Halloween. They help parents and other people see costumed kids darting across the streets and sidewalks. Plus kids think they are super neat. Glowing objects have always been a kid favorite.
I was recently introduced to the brand Super Bright. They make premium quality glow sticks that are non toxic and CPSIA compliant just in case your little ones happen to get the glowing goo out. Good thing because this goof accidentally snapped one of these right in half trying to crack it to light. Glowing goo went everywhere!
I received an American flag covered tube of 100 glow sticks. These glow sticks are 8″ long and come in the colors blue, green, orange (looks more like red), yellow, and pink.
Some of my Super Bright Glow Sticks were bright just like any other glow stick while some were pretty dim. I have also came across 5 or so glow sticks that didn’t light up at all and I haven’t even gone through the whole 100 of them yet.
Also, included with the 100 glow sticks are 100 necklace/bracelet connectors. These also have the tendency to break easily once in use. They crack up the sides making them unusable. So be gentle!
On the upside there is 100 of both of these and most of them will work! And being only $9 isn’t a bad deal but then you have to pay for shipping. Too bad it’s not eligible for Amazon Prime making shipping free.
Glow sticks don’t just have to be for Halloween though! One of my boys favorite activities is Glow in the Dark Soccer Bowling.
Glow in the Dark Soccer Bowling
What You Need
- 8-10 water bottles
- glow sticks
- soccer ball
How to Play
Once it is dark outside fill the water bottles with water. Crack glow sticks, place a few in the water bottles. and screw close.
Set up water bottles like bowling pins. From a decent distance take turns kicking the soccer ball at the “pins” using typical bowling rules like strikes and spares. Keep track of who’s winning and have fun!
Both my four and eight year old boys loved this game. It was a huge hit!
How do you get creative with glow sticks?
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.