How Do You Make A Glowstick?
Glowsticks adorn the necks of children and adults at sporting events and other celebrations. People also use them to wave as a show of spirit at a ballgame. Glowsticks can be held or wrapped around as jewelry. You can buy them, but the following steps will demonstrate how to make your own. Step 1 Buy the necessary supplies. Luminol is the stuff that makes blood glow and can be found at a scientific store, on the Internet or in a kid’s spy kit. Sodium carbonate, ammonium carbonate, and copper sulfate pentahydrate are white powders and can be found at a science store. Check out the Resources for a link to available stores. Step 2 Combine hydrogen peroxide and 1 liter of water. Use a large mixing bowl. Do not use a metal bowl. Choose a ceramic bowl like a bread making bowl. Step 3 Mix luminol, sodium carbonate, copper sulfate, ammonium carbonate and a liter of water in a second bowl. Use an equally large nonmetal bowl to eliminate spillage when mixing. Step 4 Find several sealable clear c