Glow-in-the-Dark Stars


Today’s craft project was a hybrid between last week’s failed and successful sun catcher attempts.

Materials used: Elmer’s clear glue, glow-in-the-dark star-shaped beads, silver thread (which we strung through one bead to use as a hanger), and the plastic lid from a canister of steel-cut oats.


Step 1, as always, involved dumping the beads, followed by a significant amount of time spent shuffling the beads around on the cookie sheet.


This time, Zander incorporated a bulldozer to repeatedly transport the beads from one end of the cookie sheet to the other.


Step 2 involved some very serious gluing.


You have to do your lips like that in order for the glue to stick properly.


Step 3 was placing the star-shaped beads onto the pre-glued oatmeal lid.


Step 4: more glue.


Step 5: more beads.


Step 6: play with a random cookie cutter that has absolutely nothing to do with this project.


The finished ornament looked like this:


And although you can’t really tell from the photo below (bummer), when you turn out the lights, it glows in the dark, which Zander and I both think is pretty cool!



About Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is a passionate animal and environmental advocate with a B.S. in Business Administration from UT Knoxville and a J.D. specializing in Animal and Environmental Law. She graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review and interned with the National Center for Animal Law and the International Environmental Law Project. Kim is a member of MENSA (the “high IQ society”) and previously worked for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Campaigns, and Director of Legal Affairs. Kim is also the former Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation and the proud mother of a healthy, thriving son who has been vegan since conception. Currently serving as Executive Director of Big Life Foundation, which protects wildlife and wild lands in Eastern Africa, Kim remains deeply committed to the defense of animals worldwide.
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