How to make a glowing drink for fun party / even for kids

How to make a glowing drink for fun party. People love to have glow in the dark parties. They go all out with glow in the dark t-shirts, glasses and more. However, would you like to make a glow in the dark drink that you can drink? Yeah – that would be cool.

How to make a glowing drink for fun party

Glow-in-the-dark parties using black lights can be tons of fun. But while everyone loads up on the fluorescent clothing and body paint for a glow-in-the-dark party. What most people tend to forget is that you can also mix up drinks that will glow under a black light.
Now wouldn’t that be cool to have a drink that glows in the dark? Personally I think it would be awesome – especially if we can drink it.

How to Make Drink Glow

The question is: How do you make a drink glow? The answer is simple; there are several liquids that easily glow in the dark. All of which you can use to make drinks at your black light party.

  • Tonic water (blue)
  • Energy drinks with B vitamins (bright yellow)
  • Milk (yellow)
  • Vanilla ice cream (yellow)
  • Caramel (golden yellow)
  • Honey (golden yellow)
  • Syrup (golden yellow)
  • Sprite, 7Up, Mountain Dew, and other clear drinks will seem to glow as well because they reflect the light of the black light.

Best Glowing Drink

Tonic water and energy drinks have the best and brightest glow, but you may need more options to serve your guests. Mixing these ingredients and adding in other flavors can make some tasty and eye-appealing beverages.

If you are not crazy about the taste of tonic water, try making ice cubes using the tonic water. Then add them to a glass of Sprite or another light colored citrus drink to get the glow in the dark effect.

If you want to make this for a cool party or for a special event. Say like an end of school year party.
Here are the ingredients you will need.


  • Tonic water
  • Cranberry juice (or grape juice or other purple juice)


  • Fill the glass about 1/3 to 1/2 full with the juice.
  • If you are adding alcohol, pour it in.
  • Add tonic water (or diet tonic water) until the glass is full.
  • Turn on the black light and flip off the regular lights.
  • Serve the drink and enjoy the glowing color.

Pro Drink Mixing Tip: How to make a glowing drink – the more tonic water in the drink, the more it will glow.
Balance flavor (the juice) with the glowing effect (tonic water) to make a drink that both looks and tastes good.

If you would like learn several other ways to make cool looking glow in the dark drinks. We provided a link down below to more “how to” information.

How to Make Drinks that Glow in the Dark –
Video on glow in the dark drink – YouTube

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Make Green Slime for Prank this is what I teach students

Make Green Slime for Prank. Yes, this is what I teach students at school. Oh yeah I did. Check out the video below. Personally I want to try this out at home with my kids (wife won’t let me).

Make Green Slime for Prank

One of the fun things about working in a school is that you get to act like a child. Sure, the teachers were not happy when the morning news came on and the topic of the day was gross and disgusting to them. Of course, it is gross to you. You’re a teacher, your old ( I mean) proper.

But the FWE News, to me, was intended for the children. Therefore I try to find interesting ways of motivating children to learn. Besides how can I get them to listen to the school news if it’s only boring lunch menus and school announcements. I believe our schools administration understands this. Yes, I am talking to you my wonderful, smart and intelligent principal.

Slime – Prank- Oh Buggers

Make Green Slime for Prank is a title and a message that every kid will give his or her undivided attention. What child will not want to learn about science when you present it in such an enticing way? Sure, I give the usual warnings about getting your parents’ permission. Not doing the prank at school.

I am aware that this may cause a few giggles, OMG’s and a bit of an outburst in class. However, that means they are interested, listening and some will go home and try it. What other way can we so easily promote science without having to twist a student’s arm.

Why Make It a Prank

One teacher asked me. Make Green Slime for Prank. Why make it a prank? Are you promoting hijinks in school?

Well, first things first. I did give all sorts of warnings not to do it in school. Second, the goal is to motivate, inspire and entice learning. Get your head out of… I mean consider the times. We now employ and compete with YouTube to educate our children. So if a bit of tomfoolery is necessary, I say go for it.

Science class is actually fun if we have fun science going on. If you agree or differ in my opinion let me know. Leave a comment down below and share any thoughts or ideas you may have. Thank you.

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Explosive FOAMY FOUNTAIN FUN Simple Science Experiment

Fun Simple Science Experiment: Explosive Foamy Fountain. Do you want to make an awesome mess? No, really this simple fun science experiment is an awesome messy experiment. You will defiantly need your parents’ permission.

Fun Simple Science Experiment

What you will need for this fun science experiment to work.

  • A clean 16 ounce plastic soda bottle.
  • 1/2 cup 20-volume hydrogen peroxide liquid. (20-volume is a 6% solution, ask an adult to get this from a beauty supply store or hair salon)
  • 1 Tablespoon (one packet) of dry yeast.
  • 3 Tablespoons of warm water.
  • Liquid dishwashing soap.
  • Food coloring (your choice of color).
  • A small cup
  • Safety goggles – yes you will need them.

This is very important to remember: The foam will overflow from the bottle, so be sure to do this experiment on a washable surface, or place the bottle on a tray. Like we said – it’s going to be a big mess.

How and What to do

We want to remind you again to get permission and have adult supervision for this foamy fountain fun science experiment. Hydrogen peroxide can irritate skin and eyes, not good at all. So put on those safety goggles and ask an adult to carefully pour the hydrogen peroxide into the bottle.

  • Add 8 drops of your favorite food coloring into the bottle.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap into the bottle and swish the bottle around a bit to mix it.
  • In a separate small cup, combine the warm water and the yeast together and mix for about 30 seconds.
  • Now the adventure starts!
  • You then pour the yeast water mixture into the bottle. A funnel will help with this and then all you have to do is watch the foaminess begin!

How does it work?

Tell me this fun simple science experiment isn’t awesome! The foam you created in this fun messy experiment is special. Because each tiny foam bubble is filled with oxygen. The yeast acted as a catalyst. That basically means it was a helper to remove the oxygen from the hydrogen peroxide.

Since it did this very fast, it created lots and lots of bubbles. You will notice that the bottle got warm. Your experiment created a reaction called an Exothermic Reaction. That means it not only created foam, it created heat!

The foam produced is just water, soap, and oxygen. Therefore, you can clean it up with a sponge and pour any extra liquid left in the bottle down the drain. This experiment is sometimes called “Elephant’s Toothpaste” because it looks like toothpaste coming out of a tube, but don’t get the foam in your mouth! That would not be good at all. Yuk!

Check out this cool foam experiment at YouTube.

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How to make a homemade rocket – School Science Project

Homemade Rocket: I think this would be a great home or at school, as a class, project. Let’s build a rocket – a fly in the air rocket! It’s simple and easy.

How to make a homemade rocket

Here is everything you will need:

  • One empty 35mm plastic film canister and lid.
    These are getting harder to find, but stores that develop film should have some. The white canisters work much better than the other ones do. You may have trouble finding canisters, but it’s not impossible.
  • One fizzing antacid tablet, such as Alka-Seltzer.
    Get this from your parents – and get permission first too.
  • Water – just in case you get thirsty. No, I am kidding. It’s for the rocket, just get water.
  • Safety Goggles, never forget to have Safety goggles.
    Have to protect those eyes you know. Safety first.

What to do and how to do it.

Step 1: Put on those safety goggles and head outside. No really, when this works, that film canister really flies! If you want to try the indoor version, do not turn the canister upside down in step 5.

Step 2: Break the antacid tablet in half. It is all you need, trust us it is more than enough.

Step 3: Remove the lid from the film canister and put a teaspoon of water into the canister.
Very important! Do the next two steps quickly.

Step 4: Drop the tablet half into the canister and snap the cap onto the canister. Make sure that it snaps on tightly or it will not work.

Step 5: Quickly put the canister on the ground CAP SIDE DOWN and STEP BACK at least 4 feet.

Step 6: In about 10 seconds, give or take. You will hear a POP! Moreover, the film canister will launch into the air!

Off she goes into the sky. This here is the tricky part; this is why it is smart to do this with an adult. If it does not pop! You have to use extreme caution.

If it does not launch (pop), wait at least 30 second before examining the canister. Usually the cap is not on tight enough and the buildup of gas leaked out.

homemade rocket – How does it work?

Just in case, you were wondering. How does it work?
Well, let us tell you. There is nothing like a little rocket science to add some excitement to the day. When you add the water, it starts to dissolve the Alka-Seltzer tablet. This creates a gas called carbon dioxide.

As the carbon dioxide is being released, it creates pressure inside the film canister. The more gas that is made, the more pressure builds up. That is until the cap it blasted down and the rocket is blasted up. POP! This system of thrust is how a real rocket works whether it is in outer space or here in the earth’s atmosphere. Of course, real rockets use rocket fuel.

You can experiment controlling the rocket’s path by adding fins and a nose cone that you can make out of paper. If you like this experiment, leave us a comment down below.

Consider Reading:
Build dirt cheap rocket out of stuff lying around the house:

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How to Make Rock Candy to Sell and Make Money

How to Make Rock Candy – to sell and make money. How cool is that! You can become rich. Well not rich, but you can make some money by making your own rock candy and selling it to your friends. After all who doesn’t like candy? That was the topic of our latest Fred Wild News video.

Check out our Fred Wild: ‘How to make rock candy’ to sell video below. Learn more in-depth tips and tricks on how to make rock candy from a professional (see the other video below).

How to make rock candy

How to Make Rock Candy (No Bake Recipe)

See below for recipe and more information and do remember to save some candy for me!

Rock Candy Recipe:

• 3 cups white sugar
• 1 cup water
• Food coloring
• Flavoring (optional)

Homemade Rock Candy Directions

      1. Add the water to the saucepan and bring to a boil-212°F (100°C)
      2. Start adding the sugar a 1/2 cup at a time, until it no longer dissolves (making a saturated sugar solution). The more sugar you add, the longer it will take to dissolve. Be patient and try to get as much to dissolve as possible
      3. Add a few drops of your flavoring if desired.
      4. Take your mixture off the heat and allow to cool – approximately 15 minutes.
      5. While you are waiting, take a plate and add some sugar to it. Get your skewers and dip them into the liquid sugar mixture then dip it into the plain sugar to coat the stick. This will give your Rock Candy something to ‘grow on’. Let them dry for a few minutes until they are completely dry – if they are still too wet when you put them into the hot sugar solution, all of the sugar coating will fall off, and the new crystals will have nothing to grow on.

how to make rock candy

Rock Candy recipe – con’t

      6. Set out your glasses/jars and add a few drops of food coloring to the bottom of each.
      7. Carefully add the sugary solution to each glass/jar and stir.
      8. Take your sugary skewers & place a peg at the top of each and place into the glasses (make sure they do not touch the bottom or sides)
      9. Now it’s time to be patient. The crystals will start growing in 2 – 3 days, but depending on how big you want your Rock Candy sticks will depend on how long you will need to keep them in the glasses.
      10. When you are ready to remove them, gently break the top with a sharp object. Gently remove the skewer and hang it upside down until the excess liquid drips off and it dries.

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