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Glow in the dark monster rocks are a fun Halloween craft for kids and adults. Just paint, let them soak up some rays and display them in the dark!

Add a glow-in-the-dark monster to some spooky fun this Halloween!

glow in the dark monster rocks

These glowing monster rocks are so cute and really fun to make. This is kind of a weekend project because of the drying time, so be sure to plan accordingly.

I’ve always liked things that glow in the dark, and I’ve made a lot of monster crafts, so combining those two things seemed like a fun thing to do! Halloween is coming soon and it has always been my favorite holiday. so making something glow in the dark monster rocks This really turned out to be a fun way to celebrate, just like making these skull rocks! However, these can be easily made and displayed throughout the year, not just for the holidays.

RELATED – Check out tons more ideas for painted rocks!

These glowing monster rocks are so cute and really fun to make.  This is kind of a weekend project because of the drying time, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Glow in the Dark Monster Rocks

  • i used Tulip Glow in the Dark Dimensional Fabric Paint On top of acrylic paint on my monster rocks. You can use any acrylic craft paint you want, but I’ve included selected colors below if you want to match them.
  • UV light And black light The best way to enhance your glow is to go darker. Otherwise, sunlight is best as ultraviolet rays are abundant there!
I used Tulip Glow in the Dark dimensional fabric paint over acrylic paint on my monster rocks.

Supplies you will need

Tulip Glow in the Dark Dimensional Fabric Paint

Acrylic paint in the colors of your choice. I used American acrylic in the following colors:

Using colored acrylic paint means your glow in the dark monster rocks will look fun even during the day! So let’s get started, shall we?

Glow in the dark monster rocks that look fun even during the day!

how to make your monster rocky

First, if you are using rocks found outside, make sure they are washed and dried and completely free of dirt.

This first step is actually optional.  My rocks were very dark, almost black.  So I decided to give them two coats of white paint first.

This first step is actually optional. My rocks were very dark, almost black. So I decided to give them a few coats of white paint first. You don’t have to do this, but if you don’t you can apply more colored layers to cover up the darker rocks.

Paint each rock the desired color.  Let them dry then apply a second coat.  Let them dry completely.

Paint each rock the desired color. Let them dry then apply a second coat. Let them dry completely.

Use "Natural" Glow in the dark paint to add eyes and teeth.

Use glow in the dark “Natural” (this is the name of the color on the bottle) to add the eyes and teeth.

You'll need to rest your stones on something that will keep the glow in the dark paint from dripping before it dries.  Just make sure the surface is level with the horizon.

You’ll need to rest your stones on something that will keep the glow in the dark paint from dripping before it dries. Just make sure the surface is level with the horizon.

At this point you can start adding designs with different shades of glow in the dark.

At this point, you can start adding designs with different shades of glow in the dark. Try polka dots, stripes, and squiggly lines. While designing, be careful that the wet paint does not touch your hand.

Pro Tip: If you make a mistake you can carefully erase it with a Q-tip and start again.

Once the glitter in the dark has dried enough that its surface is solid, use a black marker to add the pupils of the eyes.

Here’s the hard part, you have to let these dry overnight. This may take longer depending on the thickness of your application. Once the glitter in the dark has dried enough that its surface is solid, use a black marker to add the pupils of the eyes. You can also use a fine point marker (I use these micron pen For my craft projects) glow paint carefully drawing on the edges of the mouth so the rocks look good even in the daytime.

glow in the dark monster rocks

Finally, charge your glow in the dark using a UV light or black light. Then turn off the lights to see their cool glow in the dark monster rocks!

How to Create Great Glow in the Dark Rocks for Halloween!

If you enjoyed this project, you’ll love these glowing jack o’lantern jars made from glow sticks! We also have a glow in the dark Frankenstein jug which is so fun for Halloween. If you’re having a Halloween party or a monster-themed birthday party, you’ll definitely want to make these swirling paper monsters. Check out all the Halloween crafts here!

Add a glow-in-the-dark monster to some spooky fun this Halloween!

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glow in the dark monster rocks

Cute by day and scary at night – these glow in the dark monster rocks are a fun and creative way to paint rocks for Halloween!

Author: DIY Craft Ideas Hub

Instruction

  • First, if you are using rocks found outside, make sure they are washed and dried and completely free of dirt.

  • This first step is actually optional. My rocks were very dark, almost black. So I decided to give them two coats of white paint first. You don’t have to do this, but if you don’t you can apply more colored layers to cover up the darker rocks.

  • Paint each rock the desired color. Let them dry then apply a second coat. Let them dry completely.

  • Use “natural” glitter in dark color to add eyes and teeth.

  • You’ll need to rest your stones on something that will keep the glow in the dark paint from dripping before it dries. Just make sure the surface is level with the horizon.

  • At this point you can start adding designs with different shades of glow in the dark. Try polka dots, stripes, and squiggly lines. If you make a mistake you can carefully erase it with a Q-tip and start again.

  • Here’s the hard part, you have to let these dry overnight. This may take longer depending on the thickness of your application. Once the glitter in the dark has dried enough that its surface is solid, use a black marker to add the pupils of the eyes. You can also use a fine point marker (I use these micron pens for my craft projects) to carefully draw on the edges of the glow paint mouth so the rocks look good even during the day.

  • Finally, charge your glow in the dark using a UV light or black light. Then turn off the lights to see their cool glow in the dark monster rocks!

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