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Atomic Glow Concentrate

Quick Overview

Make almost any water soluble liquid glow eerie green under black light.

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Concentrated Formula - Makes up to 6 gallons (23 liters) from just 4 oz. (120 mL)!

Under normal light, the Atomic Glow coloring turns the water a cool greenish-yellow color. But Atomic Glow gets its name from the color that appears when you flip on the black light. When Atomic Glow coloring is exposed to black light, the material actually glows an eerie green color that looks... well... atomic, as the kids say.

Atomic Glow coloring requires a black light to produce the eerie, greenish-yellow color seen in the picture or on Steve's online videos. That's why we include a mini LED black light along with your bottle of Atomic Glow. Worried about how far you can stretch 4 oz. (120 mL) of Atomic Glow concentrate? Don't be. With just one teaspoon of Atomic Glow added to a quart of water, you'll have all the glow you need. That means you can make 24 individual quarts (6 gallons or nearly 23 liters) of glowing liquid!

Unlike our Glow Powder or other “glow-in-the-dark” substances, Atomic Glow reacts to the energy in black light. Add just a few drops of Atomic Glow to almost any of your favorite experiments and you are ready for a the perfect Halloween Science lesson… but you don’t have to wait for Halloween, Atomic Glow will “brighten up” your science classroom any time of year! You can purchase more Mini Black Lights on our site, or our large black light. Please note: Atomic Glow will stain. Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

What's Included?

  • Atomic Glow Concentrate - 4 oz (120 mL) bottle
    • Enough Atomic Glow to make 6 gallons (23 liters) of glowing liquid
  • Mini LED black light

What Does It Teach?

This special coloring agent fluoresces under black light. When the energy from the black light “excites” the fluorescent dye, you end up with a brightly glowing, very exciting, addition to any (water-soluble) experiment! (For the full glowing effect, you will need to purchase a large black light.)

Additional Information

Product FAQ
  • Do I have to use a black light?
    Yes, unlike the glow-powder, the Atomic Glow reacts to the energy in a black light.
  • How much do I need?
    You only need a few drops to get a good glow.  This 4-ounce bottle is enough to have plenty of glow-in-the-dark fun.

Warning - Choking Hazard

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  1. Worth every drop! review by Dawn on 9/27/2014

    Bought this for my 10 yr niece's Science Birthday Party and also because I just wanted some Re-Animator serum for myself. This does just what the description says. It's awesome in just about anything. Gave everything we bought (worms and jelly marbles) and used (in the display beakers with dry ice, slime we made, etc.) at the party a second life under the black light. This stuff is definitely worth the price and loads of fun.

  2. Goes a long way! review by Shari on 4/29/2013

    Wow! This is so concentrated that a little bit really goes a long way. Looking forward to many more opportunities to make our solutions glow.

  3. Haunted house fun review by Ramath on 3/19/2013

    last year was the first time i tried atomic glow. used it in one of my display in a halloween display i do every year, got such rave reviews from the people that went through my display that this year i bought extra bottles and have enlarged the size of the display.

  4. Atomic Glow review by Chris White on 1/28/2013

    Atomic Glow is fun around halloween. My preschool Class loves to watch things glow. It is nice to something that is not to spooky for halloween. Just the right amount of halloween fun. Really fun to do with jelly marbles

  5. Made great Glowing Lava Lamps review by Jamie on 12/9/2012

    We used the atomic glow to add to our homemade lava lamps at our son's Mad Scientist birthday party. It looked cool to have some glowing particles in the lava lamps.

  6. Gooey and Stringy review by brenda Emmert on 10/14/2012

    I think this was one of the favorites if not the favorite. They were so amazed that when added it to things they glowed. They were even making droplets of water on the table to see what would happen and putting it all over their hands. The slime was great to make with the kids. At first they thought it wouldn't work... just add the Borax... wait and see. Suddenly they were all fighting over who got to mix it up. Only problem, I ran out of glue. Pretty neat stuff!

  7. Lots of fun review by Sam on 9/17/2012

    My eight year olds love this kit. The jelly marbles are so cool. We put some in clear water and asked unsuspecting friends to put their hands in the water. They were surprised to find it filled with jelly marbles, which feel cool. We now are in the process of watching them get smaller out of the water. (A very long kitchen counter experiment). We tried the jelly marbles in colored water too as well as with Glow. The color fizzies are fun to watch dissolve in water and color it.

  8. Worked well. review by Mom of 3 girls on 8/11/2012

    This atomic glow worked very well with a black light. Only a little drop illuminated the water.

  9. Great Purchase!!! review by Matthew Drayer on 8/2/2012

    Love it! Made a glow in the dark tornado bottle with it.

  10. AWESOME STUFF! review by MargieS on 6/23/2012

    I used this recently for my son's 9-year glow-in-the-dark slumber party. We used this to make glow "lava" lamps in the Baby Soda Bottle/Test Tubes that you buy from this website. Just follow Spangler's regular lava lamp instructions, but instead of putting food coloring in the water, ad this glow liquid. It bubble really great and glowed with the black light! The kids thought it was awesome! They took the sealed tubes home with them, along with some extra alka-seltzer tablets. I also used it to make a substance I've heard called gak. It is made with white glue, water, and borax. We added this glow liquid to the water and it turned out terrific! I think you could probably add this liquid to anything and make it glow! This liquid comes with a mini black light, but it needs to be pointed directly at the glowing substance, in order to see it glow. I recommend purchasing a larger black light, so everyone can see their glowing substance. I highly recommend this stuff!

  11. Works great review by Eric on 4/27/2012

    As advertised, put some in water and it really glows under a blacklight. Put it in the water that you use with Jelly Marbles (small beads that absorb 300 times their weight in water) and you get these great blacklight squishy balls, really fun. Note tho that if you use the color pellets that come with the Jelly Marbles, it takes away the blacklight effect. We also tried using it with Boo Bubbles, but that didn't do much.

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