During the Summer, it can be a bit of a scramble to make sure that the kids are having fun and keeping busy and the last thing I want to hear is “Mom, I’m bored”. Especially because I would LOVE to know what “bored” feels like, if you know what I mean!
Fortunately the Littlest absolutely LOVES crafts so he is pretty easily entertained. We found some awesome Glo Away gel paint at the craft store and my son immediately knew what he wanted to make when he saw it. “A glittery glowing jar to catch fairies”, which I thought sounded like fun too so we set out to make it happen.
Anything that glows in the dark is so cool, right??
He started by painting dots and swirls of the Glo Away all over the inside of the jar.
Next, he covered the entire outside of the jar with some Glitter Mod Podge. He said this was extra important to attract fairies day or night. Well, of course it is. 🙂
It’s hard to show it in a picture but the glitter Mod Podge is fantastic – it gives an iridescent glittery shimmer. It’s great for holiday crafts too.
He even added a couple of glow sticks from the dollar store for extra fairy magnetism. 🙂
He is SO happy with his Glittery Fairy Glow Jar! And can you blame him? It’s pretty cool right? It looks extra pretty nestled in the plants in our patio container garden but I have a feeling Littlest will want to keep it in his room pretty soon.
Now let’s just hope the fairies in the garden show up. I think I’ll have to reiterate that fairies are super smart and hard to catch. 😉
Do you have any fun Summer crafts planned with your kids? I’d love to hear all about it!