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Glow sticks are replacing traditional lighting fixtures in many parties these days. Besides being favorite party items, glow sticks are found to be functional in various fields like military, navy, under water operations and so on. Their versatile applications made manufacturers design more assorted forms to meet the growing requirements.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Available in assorted colors like green, yellow, orange, pink, blue, violet, etc., they are also available in various sizes to be useful in various specific needs. In this article, we will discuss about different sizes of glow sticks available and their applications.

Available in different sizes: Ever since their invention, glow sticks have been useful in various tactical, non-tactical, recreational and other practical operations. They became more functional after being made available in different sizes with additional features. Starting from 1.5 inches, the lengths and the dimensions vary up to 22 inches. Following are the various sizes and their applications in various events.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Mini glow sticks (1.5''-3''): These are the smallest ones with length ranging between 1.5 to 3 inches and have a fixed width of 5 mm. They can glow brightly for 1 to 2 hours and with dim light they can glow for several hours. These mini light sticks are widely used as baits in night fishing. Further, they can replace the candles on birthday cakes and can be used to make glow balloons. In Halloween's, they are used to make glow costumes, hair decorations and so on. In games like golf, they are used to light the golf ball and to mark different places in the golf court.

Normal glow sticks (4''-8''): The normal ones vary in length from 4 to 8 inches with a varying width of 5-10 mm. They are used for various purposes. Normal ones with minimum widths are flexible to bend and make glow necklaces, bracelets and rings. Other accessories such as glow garlands and headwear can also be made using connectors. Unlike other sizes, they generally have a hook on the top and a stand at the bottom to make them hang or stand.

6'' light sticks are the brightest of all and can glow brightly up to 12 hours after which the light becomes dim and continue to glow for long time. They are used in various party decorations. They are also used by professionals like rescuers, divers and campers.

Jumbo glow sticks (12''-22''): As the name indicates, these are longest of all light sticks with length ranging from 12 inches to 22 inches. They emit light for 12- 24 hours and hence are little expensive compared to the remaining ones. Due to their long durability, they are highly helpful in emergency situations. Because of their bigger size they can hold greater amounts of chemical and hence are very useful as powerful light sources during emergencies or blackouts.

These are the different sizes of glow sticks available and their applications. Choosing appropriate size depending on the occasion makes your purchase worthy.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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