I know what you're thinking; Laura, you're way behind! I know, I know, but I'm trying to get going! Here was our next craft endeavor: glitter monoprint. It was quite fun and the author of the book where I found this project was right, kids really do love to squeeze as much glitter glue out of the tube as possible!
We started this project in the morning with some old glitter glue that I had leftover from school ornament projects, unfortunately, after starting the craft, I realized that 99% of the glitter glue tubes were dried out. (nothing like planning ahead, eh?) So, after lunch Ella and I ran to Target and she actually spotted a 16 pack of glitter glue for $4.21. I didn't think that was so bad. When we got home, we then got down to business.
|Here is Ella opening up some of the glitter glue. This glitter was Pipsqueaks brand, so it was very easy for her to use by herself, which is what most 2 year olds love! We just laid out some newspaper and then got different colored construction paper out to put glitter on and to print on. Simple!|
|Here comes the big globs of glue! What fun!|
|Now it's starting to look fancy!|
|I believe "ta da" was being said at this point.|
|A couple more dabs 'el do ya!|
|Now it was time to go into printing mode. Ella and I positioned the paper and then she pressed down on it to make the print.|
|I love the little smile here when she sees her finished product!|
|Here is one look at the print. (we could have used even more colors and glue, but this works!)|
|The proud artist!|
|And here are the finished products. I think they turned out very nicely and Ella loves to look at them as she walks by. |
As I stated in my previous post, the author of this craft book liked the idea of making a meaningful craft that was artistic and not junky. I think this is very artistic and I like the fact that it could be used as a backdrop to something or it could be framed and placed in your child's room or playroom. It is something that would make both mom and daughter proud. Now, on to the next project: pipe cleaner bracelets.