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FrenchCrawler shows you how to make some spooky water for your Halloween project(s) – “Looking for a new way to spook your trick or treaters? Maybe you have a haunted house that needs some added effects. Whatever your reason is, this is one way to creep people out.

I did this by accident when I was younger. I was playing with my blacklight and some highlighters (writing out secret messages and what not) and the marker I was using was starting to dry up. I usually just wet my fingers and use them to wet the tip, but someone had left a small glass of water on the table so I instead dipped it into there (kind of reminds you of a feather and inkwell). After a while the marker would start to go dry again, so dipped it again….and again. I decided to let the marker soak up some of the water in hopes that it would last a little longer so I placed it in the glass and switched over to another colored marker. After about 5 or so minutes, I looked up and saw the water “glowing” a little. I placed my light closer and it started to really glow. That’s when I discovered that highlighters make really cool effects when used in water.”Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. imvain2 says:

    That’s is inexpensive way to create slightly glowing water, however I found a little more expensive way.

    GlowBottles.com sells 6 bottles of “glow dye” for $7.25 with shipping.

  2. tuckerch says:

    Quinine water.

    Glows brightly under UV.

    You can drink it and it’s cheap and readily available.

  3. da_guy2 says:

    I’ve found that many dish soaps when dilluted a bit work very well. Especialy the green ones like Palmolive.

  4. hakubi says:

    I did something like this in college. I had accumulated several glass soda bottles and wanted to display them, but also wanted to drink their contents. Solution. I got some easily opened (opaque-liquid filled as it will reflect more uv light) highlighters and emptied appropriate colors into the different bottles. Orange for Crush, yellow for Sprite, etc. They look alright under normal light, but fantastic under a blacklight.

  5. ppinheiro76 says:

    Gin and tonic will glow in the dark too, with a bluish color. I don’t know if it’s the gin, the tonic, the lemon, or the whole mix, although I suspect is the tonic water.

  6. ppinheiro76 says:

    Duh! There was already a comment about tonic (quinine) water! Sorry!!! :-)

  7. marlins says:

    wow!cool