Thursday, December 8, 2011

Glitter Glue Christmas Ornaments

Just before Halloween we made Jack O Lanterns by squeezing glue onto round plastic lids. Today we used the same process to make Christmas ornaments. The only difference is the color of glue that we used. For this project you will need round plastic lids, red and green glue ( you can make this by adding food coloring to white glue), glitter glue, and glitter.  I set out all of the materials on the art table and the children went to town. 

The children enjoyed squeezing the glue so much that I had to stop them before the lids over flowed! Once the glue was dry I peeled the ornaments off of the plastic lids, attached a string, and they were ready to hang on the tree. 

Besides being fun to make, these ornaments also help toddlers to work on their fine motor skills. As they squeeze the glue bottles they strengthen the muscles in their hands and fingers. 
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