Couple of weeks ago Ibraheem (10) and I set out to do a glow in the dark jar that I found on Education.com. Sounded straight forward and we had all the materials.
What they don’t mention, and I was not aware of, is that there is a glass vial within the plastic tube. We found out the hard way, ouch! Cutting a glow stick should never be recommended.
Upon searcing the net, I came across people using glow in the dark acrylic paints to create a similar effect.
Since we are in the month in which our beloved Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam was born, I felt this craft would be great to support and reinforce that Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam was a light from Allah, a light that guides us in the dark. He Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam was a mercy to the worlds.
” . . . There has come to you a light from Allah and a clear Book,”[Quran: 5:15]
“Indeed, in this [Quran] is notification for a worshipping people. And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.” [Quran: 21:106-107]
NOTE: This idea was inspired by Sister A. She made me set up a tent, and cover it with layers of blanket last year in our Musalla. Children took turns going into the pitch dark tent. She then turned on a flashlight, using it as an analogy of how Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam is our guiding light.
I made a stencil and we used it to apply glow in the dark acrylic paint onto our jar. The picture shows the type and brand of paint we used for each jar.