We first saw the glow in the dark sensory bath on Fun At Home With Kids and knew Adam would love it. Fun At Home With Kids gives information on how to obtain the vitamin needed to make edible glow water and discusses the safety implications. Have a read here.
I wanted to test to see whether the same method would work on other materials – such as spaghetti. I followed the instructions found at Fun At Home With Kids and added the ingredients and spaghetti to a pan of boiling water. I cooked the spaghetti for 11 minutes. During the cooking process I turned off the kitchen lights and shone our UV Handheld Backlight (affiliate link) on to the pan. It was surreal watching bubbling glow in the dark water!
Our Tuff Spot Tray and Tuff Spot Stand (from Cosy Direct) are now a permanent feature in our living room. On the Tuff Spot I placed our Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set (affiliate link), the UV torch and tipped out the drained and cooled spaghetti. Adam had some macaroni pasta left over from dinner so I had poured the glow in the dark water over it before adding it to the Tuff Spot.
At this point I was still not convinced that the spaghetti would in fact glow in the dark. We turned off the living room lights and were in total darkness. I turned on the UV Handheld Backlight and the spaghetti did in fact glow! Adam is now used to playing in the dark with Mummy holding a torch so didn’t bat an eye lid. He set about testing out our new Helping Hands Fine Motor Skill Tool Set.
As the spaghetti began to cool further it did stick together in big clumps but Adam enjoyed trying to separate the individual strands. Unfortunately my photographs do not do the glow in the dark spaghetti justice. The activity was certainly a hit with Adam and I am yet again on the look out for more items that we can make glow in the dark with vitamins. With over 30 tablets left we are going to be having lots of glow in the dark adventures!
Although I wouldn’t encourage Adam to eat the spaghetti (we called them worms) the Glow in the Dark Spaghetti is taste safe. Check out Fun At Home With Kids for more information about the safety implications of the activity and for further fantastic glow in the dark play activity ideas.
Equipment (with affiliate links):
* Cooked spaghetti
* Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set (optional)
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