With the 4th of July coming in a few short weeks, I was on the hunt for a patriotic, summer craft to do with the girls, and when I came across this, I knew I had my answer:
I don't know about you, but we hoard our toilet paper rolls for craft purposes, so after going on a hunt around the house, it was easy to come up with the supplies to do this craft at home.
Crepe paper, ribbon, a star craft punch, red, white, and blue jewels, glitter...... and paint. You'll notice I used acrylic paint here, but post craft I gotta tell you, GO BUY SOME POSTER PAINT. Small children and acrylic paint don't mix, lol.
I went with paint because kids love paint. I went with glitter because my girls are obsessed with glitter. I went with jewels, because, for pete's sake.... they are obsessed. And it all started easily enough:
They got three rolls each and started by painting and embellishing all of the rolls before putting it together. Everything was fine until Morgan started doing this:
And it seemed like there was more glitter than paint.
And then this one got her hands on the giant glitter shaker, and some Elmer's glue:
And she ended up looking like this:
Oh my. Glitter.
Did you know that the glitter in the jumbo glitter shaker from Walmart has a static quality to it? And that the flakes are huge? I do believe I shall be carrying glitter on my person for at least the next month and a half.
This project? We were at this project for about an hour and a half, so even though I'm going to be carrying glitter on my person for the next month and a half, it was well worth it, because my girls had a great time, and even though our rockets more look more like patriotic lanterns, we had a lot of fun with the process. The girls did anyway. I'm still sweeping. ;)
Give it a try, at your own peril. Ha! Davinie