Everybody loves to wear glow bracelets. I do not think I know one kid that does not get excited when they seem at a festival, carnival or event. So when I was asked if I would like to try out and review a 100 pack of glow stick bracelets in exchange for my honest and unbiased review I agreed. I knew my daughter would be super excited to be able to make her own glow bracelets or glow necklaces with them.
When the glow sticks arrived they came in a cylinder tube. All 100 glow sticks
and connectors nicely packed. Of course I had to take them out to see what was inside. There are 4 basic colors yellow, blue, pink and orange. The colors are fairly basic. The connectors are very simple too. They are tubes so you just insert the stick into each side and you have a bracelet. In my opinion this is a simple set that you can either use to make necklaces or bracelets.
The glow sticks were fairly easy to activate. Simply crack them to
activate. I did shake mine up a little just to make sure it started to glow evenly though out the whole stick. Then I placed both ends into the connector and I instantly had a bracelet! If I wanted to make a necklace I could have done that too. Just used more sticks and connectors.
I did have one issue. Out of the dozen glow sticks I cracked one burst open. With the pressure of being cracked and bent the liquid shot into my eye. Instantly I was in severe pain. I was lucky enough to be right next to a sink and without even thinking I grabbed a glass and started flushing my eye with water. (thank you 7th grade science class) Once I had the liquid out of my eye it no longer burns but is uncomfortable. My vision is fine but my face is a tad swollen. Is this a fluke? Maybe. I’m not sure. But in all honestly it could happen with any glow stick. Moral of this story is do not crack glow sticks close to your face. Crack them away from you so that if one does explode it will more likely than not go away from your face. I was cracking them towards me.
I still think glow sticks are fun even after my incident. But now I am much more aware of how fragile they can be. I highly recommend if you have children they should be of an age where they can follow some simple rules.
1. No chewing on the glow stick
2. No putting glow stick in or near mouth
3. If a glow stick were to rupture they would come get you
If you child is unable to follow those directions I would not recommend these bracelets. And I would recommend that an adult preps the glow sticks.