Here’s an easy DIY your kids will love. And I mean love in the ‘you’re the coolest mom in the world’ kind of way – the kind of outpouring that’s usually reserved for acquiescing to Sponge Bob Square Pants or allowing popcorn for dinner. Here’s what you do: buy black PJs and draw on them with glow-in-the-dark fabric paint. Done!
- Black pants and shirt. We got these inexpensive pieces for a boy and a girl at Wal-Mart
- Glow in the dark fabric paint
- Halloween stencil. I used a couple of these bat shapes
Trace or free hand a simple Halloween shape onto the shirt and pants with the fabric paint. You don’t even need a paintbrush! Caroline got a spiderweb motif and Henry got various sizes of bats. Let the paint dry and you’re done.
You can let the kids play outside a bit before bedtime to “charge” the paint. The more sunlight it gets, the brighter it glows.
Getting a good picture of these actually glowing is nigh impossible with squirmy kids – but you get the idea! I’d recommend turning the PJs inside out when washing, but of course I haven’t bothered to do this. Luckily, the paint has held up really well. One bat lost an eyeball, but a one-eyed bat is even spookier, right?
P.S. You can make glow in the dark trick-or-treat bags too. Check out the tutorial right over here.1