3 Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Projects for Beginners

Jul 13, 2022

There are lots of different craft supplies on the market that people use in various ways. Glow-in-the-dark paint and paint pigments are versatile craft supplies that many people want but don’t know how to use. If you’re new to glow-in-the-dark paint, we can help. Keep reading to learn about three glow-in-the-dark paint projects for beginners.

1. Glowing Shoes

If you’re going out at night and want to stand out, then glowing shoes are the perfect paint project to try. You’ll only need shoes, paint, brushes, and glow-in-the-dark pigment powders of your choice.

Lay down something protective like newspaper, place your shoes on the surface, and start painting. You can use white or colored paint mixed with glow-in-the-dark pigments to add more color and achieve a glowing effect. Paint any design you want onto the shoes, rinsing your brush between colors. Allow the shoes to dry completely before wearing them.

2. Galaxy Bath Bombs

Treat yourself to a spa day at home with a DIY bath bomb that will turn your bathtub into a miniature galaxy. You’ll need a few more supplies with this project, but don’t let that intimidate you. Gather baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, pigment powder, coconut oil, water, two bowls, two spoons, and a plastic mold.

Pour half a cup of baking soda, a quarter cup of cornstarch, a quarter cup of citric acid, and around half a teaspoon of glow-in-the-dark pigment powder into a bowl. Mix until everything is thoroughly combined and the color evens. In a separate bowl, mix about two teaspoons of coconut oil and half a tablespoon of water. Slowly pour the oil and water combination into the dry ingredients, mixing until thoroughly combined. Squeeze a portion of the mixture into your hand. You know it is done if it crumbs slowly out of your hand. Once it’s done, put it into a plastic mold and let it dry overnight. Release it from the mold by tapping lightly on the sides.

3. Glowing Nail Polish

Nail polish is one of the easiest beauty supplies you can make at home. Making glow-in-the-dark nail polish is just as easy. All you need is an empty nail polish bottle, clear lacquer base, pigment powder, and a toothpick. You can use tinters in addition to the lacquer to add more color, but you don’t have to.

Pour 1/8th teaspoon of glow-in-the-dark pigment powder into the empty nail polish bottle, and then fill the bottle halfway with the clear lacquer base. Mix it with a toothpick inside the bottle until thoroughly combined. Then finish filling up the bottle with the lacquer base and mix again. If you want to use tinters, add a few drops in with the rest of the lacquer base. You can paint plain nails with this polish or cover a colored polish with this glowing topcoat.

Glowing shoes, galaxy bath bombs, and glowing nail polish are three easy glow-in-the-dark paint projects for beginners. Our pigment powders are non-toxic and safe, perfect for all these projects. If you’re interested in glow-in-the-dark paint powder, Eye Candy Pigments has a variety that you can pick from.