Safe and Edible Glow Water for Baths and Play

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When you see something that glows in the dark, you can’t help but wonder why. There are quite a lot of materials that glow under a black light or ultraviolet light… These are things that contain substances that fluoresce or glow.

According to About.com, “fluorescent substances absorb UV light and then re-emit it almost instantaneously. Some energy gets lost in the process so the emitted light has a longer wavelength than the absorbed radiation, which makes this light visible and causes the material to appear to glow.” [1] So there you have it. 😉

We discovered a tutorial by Fun at Home With Kids will teach you how to make your bath water glow! Science can definitely be more fun! I was amazed when I saw this picture as it seems as though there would be some dodgy chemical involved – however this glow-in-the-dark bath water wouldn’t be possible without the help of (surprisingly) – B-Vitamin capsules. B vitamins are essential for our bodies, but please note that it is possible to overdose. So you should keep this (and other medicines or other toxic products) away from children’s reach.



Here are some more tips to make bath time more fun:

1. Wear White Bath Gloves – Try to make interesting shapes like birds and hearts with your gloved hands. It’s in the same principle as playing with shadows under candle light. Try making simple shapes like birds and hearts. (Click here for suggestions [2])

2. Neon Bath Suits and Toys – Neon bath suits shine brighter when worn under UV light. Try to use printed ones so that the design will glow brightly.

3. Make Sure That There Is A Set Time Frame For Baths – Bath time might be fun, but you shouldn’t let your kids stay in the tub for too long.

4. Try to use this as a form of positive reinforcement – a way to reward kids for a job well done!

Ok, here is the link to try out this fun glowing water bath (This can also be great for adult parties!):
http://www.funathomewithkids.com/2013/08/safe-and-edible-glow-water-for-baths.html

References:

1. Info on fluorescent materialshttp://chemistry.about.com/cs/howthingswork/f/blblacklight.htm

2. Link on how to make hand shadowshttp://www.sweethappylife.com/2011/activities/fun-activities/how-to-make-hand-shadow-animals/

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