Introduction: How to Make a Glow Staff

Picture of How to Make a Glow Staff

This is really easy to make and cheap

Step 1: How to Make a Glow Staff

Picture of How to Make a Glow Staff

first buy plastic tubbing (1 meter)

Step 2: How to Make a Glow Staff

then buy glow staicks (any colour) and then attach them to the plastic tub

glow stick ================= glow stick
plastic tubbing

Step 3: How to Make Glow Staff

Picture of How to Make Glow Staff

then snap to make glow and have fun


DevilishConcept (author)2012-03-21

Nice Post, im actually looking for some content contributors, to posts tutorials and other articles on my website, i cover subjects such as poi, fire spinning, twirling , circus skills, flow lights and loads of other stuff that makes you jump in the night.
for any avid contributors i will be sharing the advertising income depending on what they have submitted, if any of you guys fancy it hit me up on my site, if your not but you still like poi and fire spinning etc head over and check it out an join the forums :) much love

p.s we dont sell anything and its free to join!

mad_northwind (author)2008-07-18

I have to applaud your efforts and taking the time to post up a guide. However, you should try a little more content / details on the steps.

u tape glowsticks on the end of a stick, what detail is there

that is what i was thinking

well, you know, there are different types of taping styles, like cuting, ripping, burning(tetranitrate) making it split with your mind(kiteman....) and so on..... lol, i like this ible!

karlpinturr (author)wolf555hound2010-10-28

Plus, of course, a simple statement to the effect that if you tape the WHOLE glowstick on, you'll have a devil of a time snapping it...

wow, lmao

bobhill125 (author)2009-03-31

you can make glowing nunchucks

Dungeonbrownies (author)2008-02-24

that both seems pointless and dangerous, but i have to admit, i tried just taping them to a stick and it does make it a heluva lot easier.

more or less, thats all you do

Ward_Nox (author)2007-10-24

cool idea but i have a couple things id do different....

casey321b (author)Ward_Nox2008-05-22

tell us what you'd do.

Ward_Nox (author)casey321b2008-10-15

id just atach throwies to either end

mattsmad (author)2007-01-04

this is really kl to make

mattsmad (author)mattsmad2007-01-04


LasVegas (author)mattsmad2007-01-04

It's so nice that you approve of your own Instructable!

My problem is that your instructable is mysteriously short on any Instructions! It's a cute picture. It would be nice to SHOW how you made it... Plastic tubing does not an Instrucable make.

Liganic (author)LasVegas2007-01-04

my guess is split personality

PetervG (author)Liganic2007-01-04

Crazy. .

ARVash (author)PetervG2007-09-03

No, the man's mad.. -- look at the username :O.

Sk8rDuck (author)PetervG2007-01-04

he wasnt comlementing himself. he was talking to spinach_dip

LasVegas (author)Sk8rDuck2007-01-05

If you look, his two posts were first. Mine was the third one.

Cheiron (author)2007-01-05

A glow stick is really simple, just luminol and hydrogen peroxide. When Luminol is exposed to the oxygen released by hydrogen peroxide (as it decomposes pretty fast) it causes the luminol to glow. Really neat stuff I played with it in Chemistry class. Basically it looks like this guy is trying to show us the basic concept of fiber optics. If you reallly wanna make it glow fill a sealed tube with luminol and then a bit of hydrogen peroxide and shake it up. Then you will have a giant light stick.

lemonie (author)Cheiron2007-02-12

Violates the laws of quantum physics. The triplet-singlet transition (which emits the photon) is forbidden...

crapflinger (author)2007-01-05

...i don't know if any of you looked at the pictures...but if the poster of the instructable is the same person as the one in the picture...then this is a child...(you're what...less than 14...don't answer that) it's not some 40 year old dude saying "look what i can do"...maybe you guys (a few of you have posted AWESOME instructables by the way)...should get off your high horse for like 5 minutes a day and quit being so freaking pessimistic... just because it's not the most complex thing in the world doesn't make it useless...i mean this isn't "how to throw a rock" or that "frog in the pin" deal...some kid may never have thought of taping a glow stick to some PVC or a broom handle... i love this site and i'm glad i found it because i've gotten alot of great ideas for projects and new knowledge to make some old projects better...but sometimes alot of "you guys" (no one specific) are entirely too what...the kid didn't wire up a fully functioning robot girlfriend controlled with the first TRUE AI software...but at least he's doing something creative

Fair enough. I don't really care how high-tech a project is. Only one of my projects is even remotely high-tech. It's just a matter of explaining the idea, whatever it is.

Here there's just a couple action shots of the finished item and no explanation of how it's attached. That would help.

Are the glow sticks stuck in the end and held in with duct tape? Just how is it done, exactly? What about using a dowel and attaching two glow sticks to each side of each end? That way you can put pairs of colors and have even cooler looking trails.

For what it's worth, here's a similar project. Fire Staff

i'll appologize for my tone in the response...i've just gotten a little tired of people contantly bashing projects they don't like so much...i do agree that this one in particular is a little lacking in steps/info/etc...but...i just think the tone of some of the replies could have been a little nicer...given the poster's aparent age

Miltron_B (author)2007-01-09

Good Work kid. Don't mind all the coments from the pessimistic. Keep showing the whole world evry damn thing you come up with. Y esto va para ustedes, pinches insensibles de mierda: Ya denjen de jalarsela!

hivoltage (author)2007-01-06

someone should do this with leds

spinach_dip (author)2007-01-04

theres actually a better but more costly way of doing this. i saw it while in my martial arts class. you take a staff, not plastic tubing but like a wooden staff and you tape it all around with glow in the dark tape.the whole thing glows, its not the same effect as the glowing stick in the picture since that is brighter but you can get a similar effect.

siberial (author)2007-01-04

my guess is he suffors from colin feral syndrome, he probably has a mirror in every room in his house, and on him at all times. He feels the need to complement himelf as often as possible as he knows its probably the only recognition he will ever get.

fungus amungus (author)2007-01-04

Well thank god for the mighty glow stick's innate ability to stick to plastic tubbing.

About This Instructable




More by mattsmad:how to make a glow staff
Add instructable to: