Make these awesome glow in the dark skulls! They look great even when they aren't glowing, and even better when they glow. It's such an easy project too!
I actually made this craft as an experiment at first. I had no clue if it would work, but was thrilled when it did! I enjoyed this craft project so much, that I made a few batches on different occasions. I really love how this came out. It's so easy to make, and so exciting too! The materials are really cheap and you can even recycle- just as we did, in this DIY craft project for Halloween.
- When you pour the wax into the mold, wait for it to cool down a little. Don't pour it in hot. If it is poured in straight from the stove, the glow in the dark paint sinks to the bottom of the mold. You want to pour it when it has cooled for around 3-4 mins, that way the glow in the dark paint will sit at the top of the wax.
- To cool the wax when in the mold faster, put it in the fridge! It should be set in 20 minutes.
- When you've taken the skulls out the mold, if you want them to glow brighter, just expose them to light. If you place a torch directly over them, or a UV light torch, they illuminate strongly.
- To make it less mess and hassle, use kitchen paper cloths under and around your mold for any spills.
- Ensure kitchen gloves are used to handle the pot. Adults should handle this part and supervise any children.
What you will need:
- Glow in the dark paint.
- Skull mold.
- Tealight candles.
- Pan to melt the candles in. You can reuse it once washed thoroughly.
- Kitchen paper to cover area from any spills.
- Kitchen gloves for safety.
Watch the tutorial:
Photos of the finished project: