Glow Sticks


We loved to take our glow sticks camping and trick-or-treating… and years later to our first concert.

Glow sticks give off light when two chemicals are mixed. The sticks consist of a tiny, brittle container within a flexible outside container. Each container holds a different solution. When the outer container is flexed, the inner container breaks, allowing the solutions to combine, causing the necessary chemical reaction. After breaking, the tube is shaken to thoroughly mix the two components.

According to The Guinness Book of Records, the world’s largest glow stick is 8 feet 4 inches tall. It was built and illuminated at the opening ceremony of the second Bang Face Weekender in Camber Sands, East Sussex, England on April 24, 2009.