Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Glittery Shapes

The idea for this project came from a post I saw on http://www.flipflopsandapplesauce.com/, a blog I frequent. She did the same project with a winter theme, making snowflakes. It also occurred to me that this would be a great one for constellations. I might have to try that one sometime.

Instead of snowflakes, we made shapes. All you need is glitter, glue, Q-Tips and wax paper. Make geometric shapes using the Q-Tips. Do this on top of the wax paper. Use generous amounts of glue to hold the cotton portions of the Q-Tips together. Sprinkle with generous amounts of glitter. Let dry--this took all night for us, which tells you how much glue we used! Peel the shapes off of the wax paper (peel them from the glue, not the Q-Tip so that they don't break). Hang from yarn or fishing wire and enjoy.

These turned out so glittery and pretty, and I love that they helped Miss O memorize her shapes. This was also a very cognitive activity for Little Bean because he had to figure out how to construct the different shapes (Miss O couldn't do it on her own). Add in gobs of glue and handfuls of glitter and you have a project every kid will love!

2 comments:

cam3891 said...

I think Im going to try this one!

Jennifer said...

cam--great! I hope your little one likes this project. Along with squares, triangles and rectangles, we also did trapezpoids and hexagons, and you could try a diamond or parallelogram or an octagon as well. You'll have to let me know how yours turn out!

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