October 24, 2014

Fall Favorites Blog Hop

Hello sweet friends! Thank you for stopping by to enjoy the FALL FAVORITES blog hop! I have a fun an easy craft for you to try - GLOW IN THE DARK NECKLACES!!! Ooohhh ahhh. I also have a freebie for you, a sale on all my fall themed products and a chance to win a product of your choice from my store! Wowza!

First, here are the directions to make the necklaces which are perfect for this time of year.

You will need: rigatoni pasta, gallon ziploc bags, acrylic paint in desired colors, GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT

Step 1 - Put pasta in bag, add drops of paint, seal and shake, shake, shake

Step 2 - Spread on a wax paper lined cookie tray (see pic)

Step 3 - Repeat for as many colors as you wish

Step 4 - Let dry (about 1 hour)

Step 5 - Put dried, colored pasta back into a ziploc bag. Add the GLOW IN THE DARK paint to the bag and shake! Let dry again.

Here is a close up of the glow in the dark paint. I got it at Michaels. It was $1.99 (without the coupon and teacher discount wink wink). This small bottle colored all the pasta you see in the pictures. Here is a link to paint GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT.

Ok, the macaroni does not come out glowing in the dark! You have to charge it up! We held a flashlight up to the necklace. Once we did that for several minutes - we got it to glow nicely! It was a lot of fun!

Would you like the activity to go with the necklace? Just click on the link above! Enjoy your treat :)

Here is another treat! All of my Fall/Halloween themed items will be 20% off for the next 3 days (October 25 - 27)!
Check them out below by clicking on the picture and heading over to TpT!

Be sure to enter below to win a treat from my store! 
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Hop on over to the K T Teacher Tiff for more fall fun! Thank you for stopping by!
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  1. I love this idea! I'm going to do this with my granddaughter. Thanks so much!

  2. What a fun idea, Michele! I think I might try that glow-in-the-dark paint on a pumpkin. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Great idea Linda! I didn’t think of all the possibilities for using the glow in the dark paint on other things! I have a bottle left and a pumpkin! My girls are going to be very excited!

  3. So fun! The glow in the dark is a great idea and I love the pattern portion too! Thanks for sharing.

    Teaching Momster

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting Krista! It was amazing how almost all the children started building patterns! I had to make the additional sheet to accommodate for that! It is awesome when your students give you ideas!

  4. I bet the kids love these and love the idea of including math in the activity.
    Burke's Special Kids

    1. Yes Sebrina! My class was very excited! They loved coloring the page to match the actual necklace they made!

  5. Love this! I can see many ways to use this patterning necklace in my music classroom too!

    1. That is awesome Mrs. King! So great that you can use in your music class! I hope it turns out wonderful!

  6. I love the glow in the dark necklaces! I know my firsties will enjoy them!
    An Adventure in Literacy