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I wanted to make a set of 'windows' that look out into space for my son's room. They turned out looking well in the daytime and also at night, as all the stars glow in the dark. I used some ultra glow- in-the-dark that I buy online. The stuff really glows. Regular glow in the dark paint will work ,too, just not as long. The effect is great for looking out of your spaceship.

I used
black flannel fabric
White craft paint
Roll of cardboard
Glow inc. ultra green water- based glow paint
Sizes to be determined by the size of the window/s you wish to make
 
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Step 1: Hang some fabric

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I did not want to paint a big black stripe on the wall. Hard to paint over and does not give that rich darkness you need for the feeling of empty space. Black velvet would have been great, but black flannel works well and has that light trapping texture. It is also better for the budget. I happened on a piece that was pre cut to the length I needed . I used a staple gun and stretched the wrinkles out as I went.

Step 2: Making window frames

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I cut 10 strips of cardboard off this roll. They curled into a nice 3-D form that added realism to the windows. A coat of silver paint would have been great, but the self color went with the paint in the room for a nice transition from starfield to wall. Split pool noodles would also work and come in great colors. And as a bonus , they are soft.
paulaenf1010 months ago
maravilhoso!!!
Cool! I don't need to be a kid to want this in my room!
tinker2343 years ago
wow uss.entrpise anyone
canida3 years ago
This looks awesome, and it sounds so easy! What a great idea.
pink.bat (author)  canida3 years ago
Thanks ! I am glad you like it.
kelseymh4 years ago
This is really cool! A couple of things that would help someone else reproduce it... Could you put a list of the stuff you need between the Intro and Step 1? For the glow-in-the-dark paint and the roll of cardboard, could you suggest a supplier, or brand name, or whatever? Where did you get yours?
pink.bat (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
The glow paint is by Glow Inc. They make all kinds of glow paints and other glow products. Well worth the $ in my opinion.They really do make a superior product. Last year I made HP magic wands for every kid in my son's school and I dipped the tips in this stuff and wow , was it cool....The cardboard was in the stuff pile in the studio ... I have seen it in teacher supply shops....