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 been 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:
Newspaper or throw cloth to catch mess
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.
Have your toddler do it next.
Let all of your designs dry & then peel.
This was a cute & fun craft. Mai liked it so much, we did it two night in a row.
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! 🙂
What a crafting son you have. I love it! They were fun. I love peeling glue. Necklaces would be cute. Thanks for the suggestion.
What a fun activity and seriously I am with you on the cleaning up, too and sadly don’t always have enough energy myself to keep up with it all! Pinned to try 🙂
Yeah, I gave up dreams of having a clean house. I definitely hear you on the having no energy part. I am right there with you.
Wow this is such a great idea! Thank you. My toddler will love this :).
Thank you. These were fun & came out cute. My daughter loved the glitter.
I’ll definitely try it & post it so you can see :).
Yes, please. I would love to see your results. 🙂
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Love love live this!
Thank you & thanks for the re-blog. 😉
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. 🙂
Not tidy at all. Lol , but there is definitely a lot of love. 🙂
I love this!!! Must try with my nieces and nephews 🙂
Thank you. It was a cool project. Easy and cute.