Here is a super fun 4th of July craft to do with the kids. YES it requires the dreaded glitter, BUT the end-result is SO well worth it!
- black construction paper
- glitter in all different colors
- Elmer’s glue thinned down with water and mixed well.
- container for thinned down glue
- a spoon
- a straw
- a tray for paper
- optional: Folded piece of paper (for clean-up)
1. Take a spoonful of thinned-down glue and place blob on construction paper.
2. Have child blow air through the straw onto the glue. Encourage the child to blow the glue blob in all different directions. This part can be a little challenging. I had my son actually touch the straw to the glue to make it easier. Also tip the tray so that "gravity" helps the glue go in the direction you want it to go. Rotate the tray and the direction of the air being blown. I think a lazy susan would be helpful for this, but we didn't have one around.
Adult job- For easy clean-up pour loose glitter onto folded paper and pour back into the container.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 with different colors of glitter. Don't worry about the new glue being blown onto the other glitter shapes. It ends up being interesting that way.
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