Thursday, September 1, 2011

Glow In The Dark Ring Toss

Glow sticks are big in this house, it's a rare week where they don't feature at some stage, usually in the form of Moon Balloons or Glow Stick Hide & Seek. Tonight we tried something different and created a glow in the dark ring toss game, which also proved quite popular!


* glow sticks and joiners
(the joiners usually come in the packs if you get the bracelet ones)
* clear tape
* play dough (could also use blutack or similar)
* shallow plastic tray
* lightweight ruler

First the girls made some rings using connectors and two glow sticks joined together in a loop. They made four each which left four glow sticks for the ring toss stand.

To make the stand we used clear tape to attach some glow sticks (already activated) to the top end of a ruler.

Then we secured it in the centre of the tray with some play dough.

Once the lights were turned off...

The stand was clearly visible in the dark.

The girls had heaps of fun throwing their rings and trying to loop them over the stand. The tray meant that even if they missed (which Squeak did most of the time being only 2) they still 'scored' because their rings were collected.

Sorry there are no action shots, they all look like this! :


  1. This looks so cool. I need to buy lots of glow sticks so i can do this and the "moon balloons"
    and rudolphs noses.

  2. What a cool idea! My kids would love this!

  3. Awesome I'm so doing this next time we go camping :) the kids would love it and have loads of fun doing it.

  4. Awesome I'm gonna try this with the kids if we ever go camping. Looks like a blast :) I'm sure they would love it.