Glittery Glue Peels

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As the mother of a toddler I often look around my house & try to remember what it looked like before kids. I vaguely remember having a clean home once upon a time. I will be honest I have not beenΒ the best at keeping a tidy house since the birth of our daughter. I find it exhausting trying to keep her thousands of toys & books organized. This became even more the case once I started introducing sensory play and arts & crafts into our regular play. If you can get around the mess that will be made in your home from this kind of play, it can be very rewarding for you & your child.

My daughter loves arts & crafts, the messier the better, so when I found this craft in one of our library books that combined glue & glitter, I knew that she would have a field day with it.

What you will need:

Wax paper

Elmer’s Glue

Colored glitter

Newspaper or throw cloth to catch mess

Directions:

Lay down some newspaper or a something to catch any stray glue or glitter. On a piece of wax paper draw pictures, shapes or designs. Show your child & allow them to do the same. Shake glitter over the glue & move around the wax paper until all the glue is covered & then shake off the excess glitter. Let dry. (Depending on the amount of glue that needs drying this may take a full day. You may also use a blow dryer on a slow setting to help speed up the drying.) Peel of from the wax paper.

I will be honest with you, I did not believe this would work, but I was wrong. The shapes & designs peel off nicely & easily.

Mama goes first to show Mai what to do.

IMG_3285Lay down your drop cloth or newspaper & place wax paper on top of it.
Lay down your drop cloth or newspaper & place wax paper on top of it.
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Draw your picture out with glue.
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Shake out the glitter onto the glue.
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Move the glitter around until there is no glue showing.

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Have your toddler do it next.

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My daughter is only 2, so her drawing are a little more abstract, but she is fine with that.
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Let the glitter fly. Don’t be surprised if they get a little zealous with the glitter.
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Mai could not get enough of the glitter. I kept reminding her to make a new glue picture in between her glitter frenzies.
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Here is one of many of Mai’s pretty sparkly designs.
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And another

Let all of your designs dry & then peel.

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This was a cute & fun craft. Mai liked it so much, we did it two night in a row.

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14 comments

  1. My son had to do an oral presentation at the end of Kindergarten and he taught the class how to make starfish like this- we hung them on ribbons and either wore them as a necklace or hung them up in windows. Super cute! We sprinkled cornmeal on top- love your glitter! πŸ™‚

  2. I LOVE hearing your place is not the tidiest!! I can just imagine the toys piling the floor, the crafts filling the walls, and the love in such abundance!! Love this crafting idea as well. You allow me to be the lazy one: I simply click over here when it is craft time. πŸ™‚

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