Glow In The Dark Halloween Necklaces

Several weeks ago I received a surprise box of craft supplies in the mail. Now I love surprises and I love crafts so this was doubly delightful! had sent one of their Rainy Day Survival Kits to me to do with as I liked.  My box was filled with all kinds of fun supplies but the one that caught my eye was the Glow In The Dark Melty Beads. I had never worked with Melty Beads before and was excited to give it a go. There are a number of project ideas at for Glow-In-The-Dark Halloween projects as well as other Halloween craft ideas. You can check out the video here.

I decided to create some Glow In The Dark Halloween necklaces for my two boys to wear on Halloween.  It was incredibly simple and I love how creative you can be using the peg boards provided with the beads.  Let me show you how I made my necklaces.

I decided to do a pumpkin first.  I used the circle peg board and made my pumpkin shape using the beads.

Next I used an iron and the ironing paper (provided) to melt the beads together.  Wait for the beads to cool, peel of the paper and flip over.  Repeat on the opposite side to make sure the beads are all melted together.

I hot glued a ribbon to the back of the pumpkin and also decided to add a face (should have done this with the black beads!)

I was having so much fun that Reece wanted to play too.  We decided to make a spider web and a spider.

Here is the spider web before I melted the beads.  I used the star peg board just to try it out.  It really is incredibly easy to just come up with a new design.  You just need to make sure that the beads are touching so they will melt together.

Here Reece is working on the spider.  We got the spider web and spider melted and then hot glued the spider onto the web.

Here are some pictures I took in the laundry room trying to show how they glow.  I realize they are not super but it will give you an idea of the glow factor – pretty cool right?  These would also make great magnets. is a site dedicated to kids’ arts and crafts projects and has a ton of craft project ideas complete with step-by-step instructions. All the products featured on their site are available at Walmart in the Kids Crafts aisle which makes purchasing all the right crafting supplies super easy.  I received:

Melty Beads Glow In The Dark Pack
Ultimate Fuzzy Kit Dark Colors
Finger Paint 6 Pack
Pony Beads Animal Print Mix
Braiding Cord in Pink, Orange, and Lime
Wood Skill Sticks

Magnetic Buttons

Disclosure: I received these products free from however, all opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. I used to make these all the time when I was younger, but never made necklaces! Great idea!

  2. My daughter used to love to make those melted plastic bead things when she was little! A great kid craft!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from Making Lemonade: Refresh Your Nest Fri Linky party today,
    ~Smiles, Suzanne from NW Illinois

  3. I have that same orange pumpkin! cute!

  4. Those turned out really cute- and a great idea to turn them into necklaces! Thank you for sharing on The Sunday Showcase!

  5. cute

  6. How fun!

  7. We got that same kit! We’ve used the fuzzy kit so many times already, and the melty beads too…I really like your idea of making necklaces out of them. My guy made a pumpkin and a candy corn, but they just kind of sit there on the dresser. I will have to add a ribbon! Would you share this here?

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