You may have seen my classroom on here before. However, you would not have recognized it this weekend! I transformed it into a blacklight room for our school’s fall festival.
I can’t really explain how I came up with this idea. I just wanted it to be fun and it evolved into this. But let me tell you, fun it was! Can you tell we had fun by these pictures?
These are mostly “after” pictures. I don’t have any “during” pictures because I was too busy having fun!
If you are interested in hosting your own black light paint room for a fall festival or any other event, here are more details on how I pulled this off.
I used black butcher (bulletin board) paper to cover my walls. It was held on by neon duct tape. I had 6 24″ black light bulbs and 5 60 watt black light bulbs. I pushed all my desks together and covered them with butcher paper as well. I got several hundred pleated paper condiment cups donated from area restaurants (Arby’s, Wendy’s, and a local frozen yogurt shop). I filled those cups about a third full of washable florescent tempera paint from Hobby Lobby. To create a fun atmosphere, I played the techno station on Pandora. It also attracted a lot of visitors! The night would not have been successful without my vollunteers. I had workers to collect tickets at the door, dispense the paint, and clean the floor.
It was a lot of work, but it was worth it. There were several people that came back two or three times! I also had kids that were ready to stay all night. Their parents had to page them from the front office for them to leave! And my own students begged me to keep the paper up for class today.
Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you the best with your own fall festivities!