I really loved the short film that played before the movie too! La Luna totally inspired my project today.
Can you guess what I've done?
Glow-In-The-Dark Yarn!!! Yippee!!!
If you want to attempt this, and I highly recommend that you do, latex (or non-latex for you allergy sufferers!) gloves will be your best friend. Put on your gloves and squeeze some of the glow-in-the-dark fabric paint into your hand. Then just run the yarn (I used 100% cotton yarn) through your closed hand and it will coat it fairly evenly. I looped the yarn over the towel racks in the bathroom so that it wouldn't stick together as it dried.
Once it was dry, I rolled it up into a ball, and now I've got a big ol' bunch of glow yarn to play with. I made some of my stars for Mims, because she loved La Luna too. We hung one on her ceiling. She tucked the other one under her pillow. She calls them her wishing stars.
They glow really brightly! I was wasn't expecting much, so it was a really lovely surprise when they practically lit up the room. It's a softer glow than a glow-stick, but it was still bright!
I made a couple of glow bracelets for us, which have been a big hit. Even Jake wanted one. I can imagine that they would be loads of fun at a slumber party... All I did was just a quick chain long enough to go around our wrists, and then tied them with a surgeon's knot. So simple!!! You could make a ton of these for a party in a few minutes.
I will say that the yarn is not soft when it's been glow-painted. It's pretty rubbery. It doesn't slide smoothly when you crochet with it. For our family, it was totally worth the hassle of fighting a little bit with it to make it work. I made Mim's stars with one side glow-y and one side plain cotton-y, so she had a glow side and a snuggle side. The glow side is not the least bit snuggly.
But it GLOWS!!!