To meet one of my monthly goals for January, I put together some glow in the dark musical instruments for my family to play with. My kids received a number of musical instruments for Christmas and I was inspired to use them with the pack of glow sticks that I picked up at Michael’s Craft Store. There seems to be an endless basket of dollar glow sticks that have been taunting me for months at that store, so I finally threw some in my cart. I’m so glad that I did because it inspired a beautiful jam session with my family!
My daughter and I started with our pack of fuzzy sticks that we received from Craft Project Ideas and began lacing our jingle bells that we used for Jingle Bell Painting last month.
Once we laced each fuzzy stick with four jingle bells, we wrapped them around a glow stick in order to make glowing bracelets.
Then, I threw an LED light underneath our drum (you could use a pop light or try glow sticks), wrapped a glow stick on each drum stick with a fuzzy stick, and we began our glow in the dark jam session!
You can see my husband playing the drum here and my daughter shaking her wrists alongside him. It was a blast! Since my daughter loves to dance, I added some of the bracelets to her ankles. It was incredible. The moves that she made up were amazing!
Can you see her pink shirt? It’s really hard to take pictures of moving things in the dark, but I love that there are glowing streaks from my family moving and dancing!
It was a simple and cheap way to use our musical instruments, but it got us all really excited to spend time together after a long day!
How do you come together with your family after a long day?
In full disclosure, I received some of these craft materials for free from Craft Project Ideas. Although they provided me with some materials, all of the ideas and opinions on this page are my own. Regardless, I love checking out their website because they have great materials and ideas all in one place! You can find them here on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share says
Oh, how fun!! My daughter will love this!! I pinned it so we can try some. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
Glad you liked it, Carrie, and thank you for stopping by!
Such a genius idea! Your daughter looked like she was having such a great time!! 🙂 Just picked up some glow sticks so we can give it a try tonight!
Thrisha Francia says
hey katie such a creative fun idea. what a great time for your daughter.
Thanks, Thrisha! It was a great time. My daughter loves music and dancing while glowing in the dark was even better. Happy New Year!
rebecca at thisfineday says
How fun! We have a tub of instruments that are begging for this kind of action. Thanks for the inspiration. And I love the photos you got, very cool.
Thanks so much, Rebecca! My daughter could do this every night 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
maryanne @ mama smiles says
What a great idea! I have some glow sticks tucked away for a rainy day, too!
I’m so glad you have some glow sticks that you can use! It would be perfect for a rainy day 🙂
Samantha @ Stir the Wonder says
How fun! I bet your daughter will have lasting memories of you family jam session! Thanks for linking up at the Hands-On Play party!
Becky @ This Reading Mama says
Wow! How much fun are these?!? My kids would think I was the coolest mom ever if I did this! Thank you for linking up to the After School Linky this week.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Becky! I hope your family enjoys this as much as we did 🙂
Stephanie Whittle says
What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing at After School!
Thanks so much, Stephanie!