Painting glow-in-the-dark stars on your child's bedroom ceiling is a wonderful way to carry a celestial theme up and over your head. No matter whether your child is into outer space, loves the outdoors or just has a dreamy imagination, this paint application will shine its relaxing glow through the night. Painting glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling is an easy project that you can do in a few hours and have it ready for your child to stargaze by bedtime.
Things You'll Need
- Stencil spray adhesive
- Star stencils, assorted sizes
- Glow-in-the-dark paint
- Small dish
- Stencil brush
- Paper towel
Spray the backs of assorted sized star stencils with stencil adhesive spray. This is a temporary adhesive that will hold the stencil in place while stenciling, and allow it to be removed and repositioned elsewhere. Position the stencils on the ceiling in a scattered arrangement.
Pour a small dollop of glow-in-the-dark paint, in the color of your choice, into a small dish. Dip the end of a stencil brush into the paint. Roughly rub the brush bristles into a wadded-up paper towel to remove most of the paint. This allows you to use a dry brush paint application.
Dab the brush over each star stencil. Remove the star stencils and rearrange them on the ceiling. Paint and rearrange until the ceiling is covered with stars.
Allow the painted stars to absorb the light during the day and they will glow in the dark when the lights are off.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep in mind that glow-in-the-dark paint colors will be a different color during the day than they will be at night. Choose paint colors accordingly.
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