Cutest glow in the dark toys for playing with effect!

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  March 29, 2021

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Most toys are of course fun on their own, but what about toys that glow in the dark?

Glow in the dark products absorb daylight or UV radiation and emit this light when it gets dark.

For example, glow in the dark products give light in the dark.

Where do you find the best glow in the dark toys?

Glow in the dark toys are very interesting for children. When the light goes out, there is a lot to experience.

With a little imagination and empathy from your children, they will be able to enjoy themselves for hours with glow in the dark toys.

My favorite is this glow in the dark paint from Kreulsimply because it is so versatile. You can use it to make many other fun things glow in the dark, so your DIY fantasy is literally the only limit!

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Like this moon from studio Jocelyn:

This paint from Neon Nights I found it most suitable for hobby projects as you can paint on almost any surface such as wood, paper, stone, and even canvas.

There are plenty of ideas for painting or even finger painting on the internet and it also makes a great paint to use for your nursery design ideas.

However, everything is available, and one glow in the dark toy is not the other.

We have been looking for the best glow in the dark toys and have listed everything for you.

From glow in the dark paint, cuddly toys and beads to glow in the dark hair gel, pajamas and balloons. You can't think of it that bad!

And how about great ideas for a real glow in the dark birthday party? In this article we take you into the glow in the dark world.

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Glow in the dark paint and make-up: Neon Nights acrylic Neon Nights Glow in the dark acrylic paint

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Glow in the dark race track: Mindscope Twister Tracks Best glow in the dark luminous race track: Mindscope Twister Tracks

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Glow in the dark markers: Dark Neon Paint Glow Glow in the Dark Neon Face Paint Markers

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Starry sky: Glow in the dark stars Glow in the dark stars yellow 13 pieces

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Glow in the dark powder: Levay acrylic powder Levay Glow in the dark acrylic powder

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Glow in the dark bracelets:  Glow in the dark sticks Glow in the dark bracelets bars 15 pieces

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Glow in the dark wallpaper: AS Creation Day & Night Glow in the dark star wallpaper AS creations day night

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Glow in the dark duvet cover:  DBO Counting Stars Glow in the dark duvet cover Dbo.counting Stars Blue

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Glow in the dark football: FOOOTY Travel Football FOOOTY Travel Football Glow in the dark

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Glow in the dark hug: Luminou Elephant Luminou Glow In The Dark Hug elephant pink 20 cm

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Glow in the dark laces: mr. Lacy Glow in the dark laces green

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Glow in the dark dinosaur: Jurassic Night Jurassic Night glow in the dark dinosaurs

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Glow in the dark beads: SES Beedz iron on beads

 

SES Beedz iron on beads glow in the dark star set

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Glow in the dark balloons: Glow in the dark balloon stars

 

Glow in the dark balloons 6 stars 28 cm

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Glow in the dark planets: Glow in the dark set

 

Glow in the dark planets set

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Glow in the dark hair dye / gel: Moon Glow Neon UV Hair Gel

 

Moon Glow in the dark Neon UV Hair Gel - 20ml Set

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Glow in the dark pajamas: GAP pajamas with glow in the dark print

 

GAP pajamas with glow in the dark print

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Glow in the dark children's party: Glow in the dark XL Party Glowsticks set

 

230 pcs. Glow in the dark Sticks Set - Multicolor Break Lights

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Cutest glow in the dark toys rated

Our favorite glow in the dark items from the table above will be further explained below.

We explain why we love this glow in the dark toy and what you can do with it.

Glow in the dark paint and face paint: Neon Nights acrylic

Neon Nights Glow in the dark acrylic paint

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To paint a painting and be able to see it at night. That is possible with the KREUL Glow in the Dark acrylic paint.

This quick-drying glow in the dark acrylic paint can be used on canvas, textile, wood, paper and stone. The paint pot contains 150 ml water-based yellow paint.

The acrylic paint can be used on canvas, textiles, wooden surfaces, paper and even stone.

The paint ensures that your project lights up in the dark! You can color an entire area with the paint, or, for example, just add accents that then light up.

The paint pot contains 150 ml water-based yellow paint. You can dilute the paint with water and the paint will dry quickly.

This is a very nice gift for a child who likes to be creative.

With this glow in the dark paint they can completely imagine how the image will look like!

And a children's party or theme party is also not complete without glow in the dark make-up.

This set contains tubes of paint that are suitable for the face and body. The paint is easily washable.

There are different colors of this glow in the dark paint available, so you can choose your favorite color, or complete the whole set for a real face paint creation.

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Glow in the dark racetrack: Mindscope Twister Tracks

Best glow in the dark luminous race track: Mindscope Twister Tracks

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You can now even race in the dark!

The Mindscope twister tracks autobahn is a cool, glow in the dark race track and provides hours of fun.

Build your own glow in the dark race track! The racing circuit comes with a blue racing car, car lift and sticker sheet. The toy is suitable for children from the age of four.

Build your own race track and win every race with your beautiful blue racing car.

The racetrack consists of different colors and contains no fewer than 136 parts. You can also supplement this racetrack with a second set.

All pieces fit together and together provide twice the fun. The toy is suitable for children from the age of four.

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Glow in the dark markers: Dark Neon PaintGlow

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With this Glow in the Dark Neon Face Paint Markers PaintGlow can you decorate your face or body with the most beautiful colors.

This package contains 6 different colors of glow in the dark markers (yellow, green, blue, pink, orange and transparent) that are suitable for body painting.

The markers do not contain any toxic substances.

This package contains 6 glow in the dark markers (yellow, green, blue, pink, orange and transparent) that are suitable for use on the skin.

The make-up that comes off the markers will glow under black light or with daylight (UV light).

You can conjure up anything on your face or body, from a cute panther face to a princess glow in the dark look.

The markers are of good quality and are harmless to health. An advantage of these markers is that they are produced within the European Union.

In addition, the make-up is not tested on animals and the make-up is also easily washable.

Starry Sky: Glow in the dark stars

Glow in the dark stars yellow 13 pieces

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This list wouldn't be complete without a good set of glow in the dark stars. Who did not have these as a child?

Create your own glow in the dark starry sky with 13 beautiful stars. Use the adhesive strip on the back to stick the stars above your bed or on the wall.

The star set is suitable for children between 3 and 12 years old.

With this set Glow in the dark stars you can create a magical starry sky above the bed.

The stars are very easy to stick on a ceiling or wall using the stickers on the back.

The package consists of 13 stars with different sizes, which will make for a beautiful whole.

This toy is suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 12 and is great fun for in the bedroom or for a glow in the dark children's party, for example.

The stars only need to shine in UV or daylight for a short time and then shine through for hours.

Glow in the dark powder: Levay acrylic powder

Levay Glow in the dark acrylic powder

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With this beautiful Glow in the dark acrylic powder your nails stand out in the dark!

With this glow in the dark powder your nails give light in the dark. To generate the glow in the dark effect, all you have to do is bring your nails into contact with daylight.

With purchase you will receive ten random colors.

The longer your nails with the powder are exposed to daylight, the longer the glow in the dark effect will work.

You can even use the powder on gel nails or in combination with regular nail polish.

You will receive ten random colors and can therefore get started completely creative. A jar of glow in the dark powder lasts a very long time.

Glow in the dark bracelets: Glow in the dark bars

Glow in the dark bracelets bars 15 pieces

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Everyone who has ever been to a glow in the dark party knows them: the glow in the dark sticks.

Make your own bracelets and necklaces with 15 colored glow in the dark rods. When you bend the rods, the glow in the dark effect starts to work.

With the help of these 15 bars you create your own glow in the dark bracelets or necklaces.

The plastic pieces allow you to attach the ends together to get a round shape.

The moment you bend or 'snap' the rods, the glow in the dark effect starts to work.

You can really go in all directions with these bracelets, they are fun at home, during a theme party or for decoration, for example.

Glow in the dark wallpaper: AS Creation Day & Night

Glow in the dark star wallpaper AS creations day night

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Are you tired of the boring wallpaper in your bedroom? Or are you still looking for unique wallpaper for the nursery?

This unique wallpaper with stars is glow in the dark and therefore glows in the dark. The wallpaper has a length of 10,05 meters and a width of 53 meters.

Perhaps it is AS Creation Day & Night glow in the dark stars wallpaper the perfect option!

This wallpaper is not just any wallpaper with stars: the stars shine in the dark. They charge in daylight, and then radiate almost all night.

The roll length of this wallpaper is 10,05 meters and the width is 53 cm and it is easy to apply to the wall.

You can choose to wallpaper only part of the room, or to cover the entire room with this exciting glow in the dark wallpaper.

Glow in the dark duvet cover: DBO Counting Stars

Glow in the dark duvet cover Dbo.counting Stars Blue

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This beautiful glow in the dark duvet cover Dbo.counting Stars has light blue and green tones and two large, friendly bears with stars on it.

This cute, light blue duvet cover has a print of bears and stars.

The single duvet cover has a glow in the dark effect and is made of reinforced cotton that feels soft and pleasant on the skin.

The cover comes with a matching pillowcase.

The duvet cover is for one person and measures 140 by 220cm. It is produced from renforce cotton, which means 'reinforced cotton'.

The fabric has a smooth surface, is durable and feels pleasant against the skin. The duvet cover comes with a matching pillowcase.

Glow in the dark football: FOOOTY Travel Football

FOOOTY Travel Football Glow in the dark

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Can't get enough of football, and do you prefer to play with your ball in the dark?

Then you can with the FOOOTY Travel Football Glow in the dark.

You can assemble this foldable football with the help of 10 elements.

The football glows in the dark and when you fold the ball you can even take it with you in your pocket.

This foldable ball has a glow in the dark effect and can be assembled with 10 elements. You can even take the football folded in your pocket!

Ideal for traveling, but also just to take to the park or to a friend.

Glow in the dark hug: Luminou Elephant

Luminou Glow In The Dark Hug elephant pink 20 cm

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It is of course reassuring for your little one to be able to see the favorite cuddly toy at night.

A good example of a cuddly toy that lights up in the dark is this cute one Luminou Glow In The Dark Little Elephant.

A pink, plush cuddly toy in the shape of an elephant. The cuddly toy is made of special material that makes the animal light up in the dark.

Your little one will fall asleep every night with this pink elephant. The cuddly toy is nice and soft and cuddly, and has a nice anchor on the stomach.

This will quickly become your child's favorite buddy.

Are you looking for a real night light to keep your child company at night? We recommend the musical night light Zazu Zoë in this list of the best night lights for your child!

Glow in the dark laces: Mr. Lacy

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What could be more cool than a pair of glow in the dark laces in your sneakers?

This Glow in the dark laces are white during the day but turn a yellow-green color when they glow in the dark (the standard glow in the dark color).

Glow in the dark laces that are white during the day and glow green in the dark. You get two laces of 130 cm with purchase.

You will receive two laces with a length of 130 cm with purchase. You simply put them in your shoes, whether they are made of leather or cool sneakers.

You can of course also just play with these glow in the dark laces, to tie things up, for example, such as the posts of a garden shed outside or at the campsite.

Glow in the dark dino: Jurassic Night

Jurassic Night glow in the dark dinosaurs

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Is your son or daughter crazy about dinosaurs? Then these will Jurassic Night glow in the dark dinosaurs guaranteed to please!

This toy package makes it possible to build three glow in the dark dinosaur skeletons.

With the help of the display base you can then proudly present it. The toy is suitable for children from 6 years old.

This set gives you the opportunity to build three glow in the dark dinosaur skeletons with the help of clear instructions.

Once you have built the skeletons, you can display them on the included display base. The recommended age for this toy is from 6 years old.

Glow in the dark beads: SES Beedz iron on beads

SES Beedz iron on beads glow in the dark star set

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Using these glow in the dark beads you can make beautiful planets that glow in the dark.

With these glow in the dark beads you can lay planets and then melt them down with an iron.

In addition to beads, the set also includes 2 shelves, ironing paper and instructions. The set is suitable for children from 5 years old.

With this extensive SES Beedz set you can put the colored beads in the right shape and melt them together with an iron after laying.

You can then exhibit your artwork.

Nice to hang in the bedroom, where the creation also shines through when the light is turned off!

In addition to the beads, this glow in the dark bead set also comes with two shelves, ironing paper and clear instructions. The minimum age for this toy is 5 years.

Because the beads are quite small, it is very careful that the child does not accidentally swallow them.

Glow in the dark balloons: Glow in the dark balloon stars

Glow in the dark balloons 6 stars 28 cm

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Naturally, a glow in the dark party also includes Glow in the dark balloons.

Six pieces of transparent balloons that are printed with glow in the dark stars.

This balloon package contains six pieces. The balloons are transparent and printed with glow in the dark stars.

You can easily inflate the balloons and let them fly around or attach them to beautiful places in the party room.

Glow in the dark planets: Glow in the dark set

Glow in the dark planets set

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Is your child fascinated by the universe? Thanks to these Glow in the dark set your little one can sleep under a perfect starry sky.

Thanks to this glow in the dark set, every child can sleep under a starry sky. The daylight ensures that the glow in the dark figures light up at night.

The toy is intended for children from 4 years old.

Your child can decide for himself or herself where he or she places the stars, planets and the moon.

You can easily combine this set with the glow in the dark star set that is also in our favorites list.

Daylight ensures that the glow in the dark figures are 'charged' so that they will shine brightly at night.

The toy is suitable for children from 4 years old.

Glow in the dark hair paint / gel: Moon Glow Neon UV Hair Gel

Moon Glow in the dark Neon UV Hair Gel - 20ml Set

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If you thought it couldn't be any crazier: there is even glow in the dark hair gel!

A set of five neon hair gel colors (pink, orange, yellow, green and blue) that develop a glow in the dark effect in UV light and black light.

With this Moon Glow Neon UV Hair Gel you can treat your hair with different neon colors of gel that develop a glow in the dark effect in UV light and black light.

The gel dries quickly and is also easy to remove with soap and water. The gel contains no toxic ingredients and has not been tested on animals.

When you buy a set you get five different colors (pink, orange, yellow, green and blue). Each tube contains 20ml hair gel, so you can use it for a while.

Glow in the dark pajamas: GAP pajamas with glow in the dark print

GAP pajamas with glow in the dark print

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This GAP pajamas with glow in the dark print has a cool army print with skulls that glow in the dark.

These GAP pajamas are made of 100% cotton and have a cool army print with skulls that glow in the dark.

The pajama shirt has long sleeves and the pants have an elastic waistband.

This makes every night an adventure for your child. The pajamas are from the GAP brand and therefore of good quality.

It has long sleeves, which makes the pajamas well suited for winter, when it gets dark early.

Of course they are also very nice pajamas to wear at slumber parties!

The pajama pants have a comfortable elastic waistband and the pajamas are made of 100% cotton.

This natural material feels nice on the skin of the child and will still look good and give light after a few washes.

Glow in the dark children's party: Glow in the dark XL Party Glowsticks set

Buy this for an unforgettable glow in the dark children's party Glow in the dark Sticks Set.

With this set you get no less than 230 glow in the dark items with which you can create the most unique party attributes.

Best glow in the dark party set

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This glow set contains items that continue to glow for 12 hours! With this set you get no less than 230 (!) Glow in the dark items in XL format, attachments and other accessories.

With these items you can create the most unique party attributes such as necklaces, party glasses, and headbands.

The party company can therefore get started and creatively put together their own glow in the dark accessories. Then the lights go out and the party can begin!

How exactly do glow in the dark toys work?

Glow in the dark items glow in the dark through an effect that is also called fluorescence.

By adding a special glow in the dark pigment powder to the material of which the toy is made, this effect ends up in the toy itself.

The more powder it contains, the greater the glow in the dark effect.

The special powder charges when exposed to UV or daylight and then emits this light again when it is dark.

The longer the item is exposed to light, the longer it glows.

With the glow in the dark bracelets it works slightly different.

The sticks contain two different substances, which are mixed together by bending the sticks.

The reaction between these two substances causes the rods to glow for a long time.

Which fun glow in the dark toys are you going for your child for?

For another nice addition to a children's party, go for it one of these beautiful children's microphones!

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.