How to Create Glow in the Dark Log Campfire Stools


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This is a wonderful spring project to enjoy making with your family on a sunny day. It is simple and easy to make, all you need is some wood pieces that are thick and sturdy. 

First, you carefully need to prepare the stools for painting and don’t forget to clean the dirt (if there is any). To do so, simply get an old cloth and wipe all the surface. Now it’s time to get creative and paint the stools. There are many options how to do so. You can either cover them entirely with the same color, or to unleash your inner artist and draw different shapes and/or patterns all around.



Preparation

Shop for the supplies. A list of what you need is provided by scrolling to the end of this article, under Things You'll Need. In terms of the stool, this could be wood or plastic but check that the glow-in-the-dark paint is suitable for the surface.
For a bit of fun, this article sidestepped human-made stools and chose a tree stump instead. If you use a tree stump, check that it is clean, as in next step.

Prepare the stools for painting. Whether you need to clean, sand or simply dust off the stool, make sure the stool is prepped and ready to receive a few coats of paint.
Sand down any sharp parts if using wood, or remove old screws, etc., that might be sticking out.

Cover the area where you'll be painting. This will avoid staining the ground or work surface. 

Designing the Stools

Determine how the stools will be painted. You can simply cover the entire stool in the same color, or you could get more creative. For example:
Write each stool owner’s name on the underside of each seat. Or, choose a different color paint for each stool, as a way of personalization.
Add ladybugs, frogs, bees or other cute designs that are simple to paint.
Ask children to paint on their own interesting design. This can allow them to express their artistic selves freely.

Painting the Stools 

Add the first coat of paint according to the manufacturer's instructions.


Allow for enough time to dry. Depending on where you paint the stool, (heat or humidity add on to dry time), this could take up to 24 hours. Again, read the manufacturer's suggestions before assuming it's dry.

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