Since my previous post was a bit heavy, what with the looming threat of mold and collapsed ceilings, I decided to do a fun one today. What could be more fun than glitter and glue? (Actually, glitter, glue, and UNICORNS would be more fun.) In any case, M has been asking to play with glitter and glue for a while now, and given that things have been a little out of whack around here, I decided to cave and let them have a go at the glitter and glue craft.
|Not pictured: -The Jewels.|
The kids had a fun time using the glue - experimenting with how hard or soft to squeeze the bottle to get the desired shape. As much as I wanted to micromanage their artistic expression, I held off and let them make whatever shapes or designs they wanted.
|M started strong with an 'M' and a ladybug.|
|L is more abstract.|
Once we had gotten used to the glue, I unleashed the glitter. I had to step in several times to make sure the kids didn't just open the entire container of glitter. I must have said, "sprinkle, not dump" at least two dozen times...to no avail. I also brought out some jewels for the kids to glue to their papers as well. They got a kick out of the jewels too. L took a break from dumping mounds of glitter to sort the jewels by shape. M, of course, had to get involved by sorting those jewels by color, which essentially undid all of L's sorting work. It was tense for a moment, but the allure of gluing jewels and sprinkling glitter won out.
|The ladybug turned into a glue puddle once M realized that puddles were way more fun, and messy, to create.|
|She was very meticulous when it came to the jewel application.|
|M, with glue and glitter on his hands.|
The kids had a blast, but they were pretty quick to beat it out of the kitchen when it was time to clean up the glitter. There's still glitter in the kitchen and even in other parts of the house, for some reason. I suppose it could be worse (see pictures in "Oh What a Week It's Been"). Perhaps if I wish hard enough, when the recovery company comes to cut out Matthew's ceiling, they'll find piles of glitter, jewels, and perhaps even unicorns in the attic, rather than icky clumps of wet insulation.