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8 Ways to Use Glow Sticks on Halloween

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Glow sticks can be found for a buck a bag at your local dollar store, which is great because they can also enhance your Halloween festivities! There are so many fun ways to use glow sticks during the Halloween season, you just need to get a little creative. Take a look below at 8 ways to use glow sticks on Halloween, so you can light up the night with tons of glowing fun!

There are so many fun ways to use glow sticks during the Halloween season, you just need to get a little creative. Check out these 8 ways to use glowsticks on Halloween.

8 Ways to Use Glow Sticks on Halloween:

1. Craft some glowing eyes.

Cut out two circles (to look like eyes) in a toilet paper roll. Slide in a glow stick or two and place the roll out in the bushes. At night the eyes will light up but you won’t see the roll. What you will see is a pair of glowing eyes looking at you.

2. Enjoy glow in the dark bowling.

Fill two liter bottles with water and add in an activated glow stick. Use a heavy ball (such as a basketball) to try and knock the glowing bottles over. You can even use a marker to make the bottles look like ghosts. This makes for a fun and frugal Halloween party game.

3. Use them to trick or treat safely.

Hang a glow stick on a string and wear it around your neck so you can be seen on Halloween night. Glow sticks are fun for kids to wear and also serve the purpose of lighting them up so cars and other trick or treaters can easily see them.

4. Make your pumpkins pop.

Cut open an activated glow stick and splatter it on a white pumpkin. Place the pumpkin on the porch where the splatter paint will glow for a few hours. It looks so cool and kids will have fun doing it.

5. Make the punch bowl glow.

As long as the glow sticks are non toxic, which most are, you can drop them in your punch bowls. This is a great way to light up your Halloween party and add some magic to it! Remember to drop in the entire stick, you don’t want to puncture or cut it in any way.


6. Try a glow in the dark ring toss.

Save those two liter bottles mentioned above for a glow in the dark ring toss. It is so fun to toss the glowing rings and to land them on the top of the bottle. As mentioned above, you can dress up the bottles as ghosts prior.

7. Use them in place of tea lights.

If you don’t want to use tea lights in your pumpkins, try dropping a few activated glow sticks in. They will light up the pumpkin nicely and there is no risk of fire or burns.

8. Play glow in the dark tag.

This is another great game to play at Halloween parties! Give each child a glow stick or two and turn out the lights or go outside for a fun game of glow in the dark tag.

Are you inspired to grab a bag of glow sticks for yourself? Give these 8 ways to use glow sticks on Halloween a try and see how fun they can be.

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