Sunday, July 01, 2012

Day 28: 31 Days of Pinterest: Glow Stick Lanterns/Fireflies in a Jar

I've seen a few different pins that use this same idea: break a glow stick, shake the contents into a mason jar, and there you have it.

I decided this would be easy enough to do after a long day of driving and unpacking a car.  (Not sure WHAT I was thinking of trying to do ANYTHING today... I almost skipped today!!!  But decided to persevere!) :)

That said, this WAS really easy.  After all, I had the needed supplies: glow sticks and mason jars.

Braeden and Olivia opted to camp out in the basement tonight.  (Braeden's room is upstairs in a finished attic space and with ONE register it gets REALLY hot during the summer at times, and the basement stays VERY cool - in fact it's SO cool that my Thursday night small group of 3 ladies who come over bring sweatshirts and grab throws on the way to sit down because it's so cold!).  So I made a lantern for them to use while they went to sleep!

Simply gather supplies...

And cut one end open, then shake into the jar.  The inside is much more "liquid" than I would've guessed seeing all the pins on this.  It didn't turn out quite as "splattered" and a lot pooled in the bottom... BUT it did glow!  The picture looks much more like white light than it did in person, but it was actually quite colorful.


Very pretty! I might try that sometime!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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