I knew that the letter G activity was approaching in our letter activity series and quite frankly, I was dreading it. I despise glitter, okay probably not despise, but really dislike. I don’t mind things that make a mess, in fact I rather enjoy a mess. . .as long as the mess can be cleaned up. Glitter sticks to everything and spills really easy and never seems to be totally gone. While I was busy trying to think of other G things that could replace glitter, I had an idea. This may be one of my better ideas. I might call this a brilliant idea. PUT THE GLITTER INTO THE GLUE!!! Although I am not the first person to have thought of it, I feel pretty smart to be putting it into action!
Letter G Activity: DIY Glitter Glue
What you need: Letter G, paper, glue bottle, and glitter.
To prepare the Letter G; print out the Letter G, glue it on a piece of construction paper and write the word glitter glue on the bottom of the paper.
I let Little M add the glitter to the glue bottle (it was about 3/4 full of glue). Working over a cookie sheet or pan with sides will help contain any glitter that misses the bottle.
She started pressing the glitter into the bottle with a paintbrush, but it took a little effort so I ended up doing it. By the time we got to the activity the glitter had all settled at the bottom and I had to work it back up. I think next time I will just pour it on top and see what happens.
When the glue dries it leaves a sparkley glitter G. And Mommy didn’t even have to clean up a glitter mess! YIPEE!
Use the making Granola activity along with this activity for even more Letter G activity fun!
This post originally appeared February 12, 2011.