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Glow in the Dark Pumpkin

By October 10, 2013

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Glow in the Dark Pumpkin (Anne Helmenstine)

This spooky Halloween jack-o-lantern glows in the dark. You can make a normal pumpkin glow (like I have here) or you can apply the same effect to a carved jack-o-lantern or an artificial pumpkin. Here's what you do.


October 7, 2009 at 9:01 am
(1) Nancy says:

Cool! I think. Do I really want a pumpkin that can glow until the end of time?

October 7, 2009 at 9:08 am
(2) chemistry says:

Nancy… definitely! How else are you going to protect your home from the evil spirits lurking about? Garlic only repels vampires, after all.

October 7, 2009 at 10:40 am
(3) phylameana says:

Ghoolish Green….

October 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm
(4) LizM says:

Hmmm, my house may never be the same if I get my hands on that glow in the dark paint. :)

October 7, 2009 at 11:38 pm
(5) Impec says:

Glowing very bright on photo. It’s good fun for kids to make different items glowing.

October 5, 2011 at 9:13 am
(6) Nancy says:

This is probably less stressful than scooping out all those pumpkin seeds!

October 5, 2011 at 10:40 am
(7) JJ says:

Want. One.

Hoping that the predicted pumpkin shortage doesn’t happen!

October 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm
(8) Susan says:

My grandchildren would love this, and maybe I could work in a little chemistry lesson along with the fun!

October 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm
(9) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

Eeriie effect. You could also paint just eyes and mouth to glow in the dark.

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