Most children would love to fall asleep under the gentle glow of starlight. Camping in the backyard is one option, but it’s easy to bring the starlight inside. You can find plastic glow-in-the-dark stars in many discount stores. Once light activates the stars, their greenish glow lasts for several hours after dark. Your children can drift off to dreams of space travel and astronauts under their own starry sky.
Things You'll Need
- Fishing wire
- Measuring tape
- Clear tape
- Push pins
Cut a length of fishing wire for each star, making each piece a different length between 6 inches and 18 inches.
Tape one end of each wire to the back of a star.
Loop the free end of each wire into a small circle and fasten with a knot.
Determine your star pattern. Scatter the stars across the ceiling, cluster them near the bed or lay out constellations.
Attach the stars to the ceiling with a push pin through the fishing wire loop.
Tips & Warnings
- Compact fluorescent bulbs charge glow-in-the-dark stars faster than incandescent bulbs.
- Be cautious if you are using a ladder to access the ceiling. Secure the feet and support arms before climbing the ladder.
- Keep glow stars and push pins away from young children.
- Be safe by not hanging the stars directly over your child's bed. If a push pin falls out, it could cause injury.
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