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DIY Glow in the Dark Comets

DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
My kids love anything that has to do with outer space. We were learning about comets and decided to make our own. These awesome comets are easy to make and when night comes, you can let them fly. Glow sticks make them even more fun.

How We Did It

DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
We gathered our supplies.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
We opened up our garbage bag and cut it down the side and bottom so it made one big piece of plastic. We used a large bowl and traced around the edges of it.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
We used scissors to cut strips from the outer edge of the garbage bag to the edges of the circle. Do this all the way around your garbage bag. These will become the comet's tail.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
We cut various lengths of ribbon or yarn, to be used to decorate the comet's tail. We were aiming for the colors of fire here.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
Next, we placed our ball in the center of the circle.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
We secured it by tying one piece of ribbon around the ball. Then we kept adding pieces of ribbon.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
Here is our comet, fully decorated with ribbon and yarn.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
We waited until it got dark, then got out our glow sticks.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
Using packaging tape, we secured the glow sticks to the strips of garbage bag and activated the glow sticks.
DIY Glow in the Dark Comets
Once our comets were glowing, they were ready to fly. We went outside in the front yard and threw them around. Unfortunately, I only got video of this and not any good still pictures. The kids had a great time seeing how high they could make the comet fly and how far.

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