Adding a little glow-in-the-dark paint to a can of tennis balls can make the difference between an average game and an extreme night of fun with family and friends. Nontoxic, phosphorescent paint can be applied to a variety of surfaces, such as plastic, fabric and wood. Luminous tennis balls can extend your hours on the court beyond sunset and take your game to a whole new level.
Items you will need
- Glow-in-the-dark spray paint
- Tennis balls
Purchase glow-in-the-dark spray paint online or from a local craft supply store.
Arrange the tennis balls on an old blanket in a well-ventilated area. The spray paint may produce an odor and must be used in an open space, such as outside or in a garage. The paint may also cover surrounding areas with paint. Working on a blanket or some protected surface will prevent nearby surfaces from getting covered.
Put on gloves to protect your hands from getting painted. This will be helpful when you go to rotate the tennis balls.
Shake the spray paint can and spray all sides of the tennis balls from roughly 2 feet away.
Allow the paint to dry.
Read the instructions on the spray paint can for additional steps. Some glow-in-the-dark paints need to absorb ultraviolet (UV) rays before they glow while others contain pigments that allow them to glow instantly.
Tips & Warnings
- If you are looking for a more intense glow, apply additional coats to the tennis balls.
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