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Monday, February 13, 2012

Black Light Painting and Cupid Tracks

I have set up a black light in the room for a glow painting center! My goal is to have four of these lamps, so I can light the whole room. This lamp only cost $15 and it is two feet long.
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It is really fun and of course the kids think it is SO COOL!
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Second grade made Cupid Tracks for Valentine’s Day
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19 comments:

  1. How much fun it must have been for the kids to create glow in the dark paintings! You must have rock star status in the school by now. :) I would love to try this sometime!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! The glow station is a HUGE hit! It is a fun experience for them, and totally gets their creative juices flowing!

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  2. very cool project!! love the glow in the dark paintings! The cupid foot prints are very fun :)

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    1. black light painting!!! coolest idea i've seen in a loooong time. nice work!

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    2. It is very awesome, you should try it! I think the glow station has gotten the best KID REVEIWs based on their extreme excitement of any project we have ever done!

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  3. THis is such a cool idea! Where did you get the light? Do you use regular fluorescent tempera paints? How will you display kids' work when it is done? I would love to try this with my students. I know they would really like it! Thanks for the idea.
    Nora

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    1. Thanks Nora, I got the light online from Amazon, and yes we are using regular neon tempera paint. The paintings look great in regular light. They have to draw it with black marker and fill in blak parts with black paint first, then they fill it in with neon colors.

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  4. The black light is way cool!!!! The kids are going to want to use it all the time!

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    1. I think I will have the glow station for the rest of the year. It is a great incentive for good behavior and to finish their work

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  5. I love black light/glow painting idea! I can imagine the kids love this. I definitely might have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Whoa! Black light painting--so cool!!! What a creative idea- thanks for sharing!

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  7. I hope everyone reading buys a black light and tries this! I have never seen kids so excited. It has been such a fun week with the "glow station"! I am going to have to buy more neon paint this week LOL

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  9. I love this! Where did you get your neon paint?

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  10. Your blog is amazing! Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful projects. I can't wait to adapt some of these ideas in my own art room.

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  11. Could you post the link to the blacklight on Amazon?

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  12. And did you hang the light from the ceiling? This is great!Thanks.

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