If you are looking for a unique activity to try out with the kids on a hot summer night, grab a few glow stix and head to the bathtub or kiddie pool!

Pick up glow stix for very little at your local dollar store. Mine sells them in packages of four for $1.00, and they come in a variety of fun colors. Fill the bathtub, dim the lights. Or fill the kiddie pool and wait for dusk. Follow the instructions on the packaging. Typically, you bend glow stix until they snap. Once the glow liquid has been activated, just toss them in the water for a cool glowing effect!

Kids will enjoy swimming and splashing in the colorful and glowing water until their skin wrinkles!

Remember, kids should not be left to enjoy the water unattended, especially since you are needing to swim in dimmer light to be able to see the glow stix. Do not break the glow stix open and pour the solution in. While it is not toxic, it will cling to skin and can take days to wash off. If you store the stix in the freezer after use, they may last a few days.

So grab a package of glow stix, find some water, and have some inexpensive and cool fun!


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11 thoughts on “DIY: Make Bath Time Glowing Good Fun!”

  1. melnonny says:

    This is such a great idea. I use them to get my grandkids to help with the dishes. Any water activity they don’t like makes it an instant gamechanger. They love it for washing the dog, too!!

  2. Danielle says:

    Target sells packs of the bracelets, 15 for $1

  3. Anonymous says:

    love that I saw this a week before my daughter’s birthday party I could totally use this idea for the pool when it turns dark :)

  4. Jenn J says:

    Make those glow stix last even longer – when you’re done with them for the night activated sticks can be tossed in the freezer and will glow again when removed. Depending on how long they’ve already been glowing they may be a bit dimmer when removed from the freezer.

  5. NiaLee says:

    We will try this one out! Thanks!

  6. Alicia says:

    Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sharon says:

    My daughter did this with her kids in the bathtub and one of the glow sticks broke open and there was glass inside; and her son got cut.  So be careful and read what it says on the package before you buy.

  8. cg says:

    That is awsome. Michael’s have them for $1 a package too. I believe it’s 10 or 15 in a package.