Asked on Oct 04, 2018

How to make fake tombstones glow in the dark ?

Ellie Cowfer
by Ellie Cowfer

I used glow in the dark spray paint on my fake tombstones but they only glow if I put a dark light on them and I don’t want 15 of those in my yard. Is there something else I can use?

  7 answers
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 04, 2018

    Hi Ellie,

    Well, I am not sure what you are asking. If you want a lower number of dark light tombstones in your yard then just put the others aside and use which ones you prefer. Are you trying to find a glow in the dark spray paint that does not require a dark light?

    • Ellie Cowfer Ellie Cowfer on Oct 04, 2018

      Yes, I will be checking Home Depot later and see if they can help. Thanks for the reply!

  • There is acrylic craft paint that is glow in the dark. I did stars in my boys room and they glow all night, no blacklight needed and they hardly get any sun so they're not soaking up much uv rays, with your tombstones being outside they will probably glow pretty bright

  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 04, 2018

    I don't know if this will work, but how about using battery-operated tealights?

    • Ellie Cowfer Ellie Cowfer on Oct 04, 2018

      Thanks but I am looking for them to glow in the dark and tea lights would not do. Thanks anyway!

  • Check Wal-Mart or a local craft store, not sure home depot will carry it

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 04, 2018

    If they are styrofoam, spray paint may very well "melt" them so test first.

  • Sherri Sherri on Oct 04, 2018

    Ellie, it might not be what you want but dollar store solar lights that you could paint the lenses green, yellow, purple.... if you put 2 or 3 at the base of the stone it could be eerie looking. You could also use battery operated string lights. You could also use tube lights. I've not really found any really good paint that works. Good luck. Happy Halloween!

    • Ellie Cowfer Ellie Cowfer on Oct 04, 2018

      I do put strings of green lights around my cemetery but the solar lights sound pretty cool. Thanks so much for your ideas!!! 👻

  • Ellie, I've used glow in the dark acrylic craft paint before and it worked really good. I got it at Walmart, but I would think any craft store would carry it. I'm afraid the spray paint would melt your styrofoam.