Here are all 4 that I experimented with~ Each has a submersible LED tea light
1. Cold water, orange food coloring. (1/2 drop red, if you can, to about 30 yellow drops.)
2. Cold water, neon green food coloring.
3. Orange Glow Stick bracelet.
4. Neon yellow Glow Stick tube, bend to activate, cut open and drizzle into the jar.
I was in the back yard, so they are lined up on the deck steps. They will actually be placed on the front steps and walkway, where the porch light will be on. I am looking more for atmosphere here, and a little hint that you are going up a step. The jars without water were the brightest, but the least interesting.
Orange colored water
It is more orange than this picture shows. Just take a look at the first pic, #1.
I like the green best. It looks murky here -a good effect to know about -but it won't last. It looks better clear, but I accidentally added warm water when I was topping it up and didn't want to wait for it to cool. I was figuring all this out while I was cooking dinner! You know how it is!
No water in this one. The fabulous LED light took all of the glow away from the stick. This would not do the trick at all.
No water in this one either. I cut off the end of a green/yellow glow stick and emptied it into the jar, rolling the jar around to coat the inside. I had not thought about cutting the stick open, and when I saw it here, it seemed like something fun to try. [It worked really well for Christina -not so well for me. Even when I took the LED light out.]
My favorite is the green. Which one do you like? I think I will try purple too -like the Booo-minaries!
Update: Well, sort of. I actually just saw a really fun Halloween Luminaire project. Less of the "glitzy-spooky" I was going for, and more of the goofy-fun type. You really need to go take a look. After, that is, you spend a bunch of time looking around here. I know you really can't help yourself. I can tell. Go take a look at Condo Blues' Solar Milk Jugs. Tell Lisa that I sent you! :)