If your child is one that LOVES white glue and needs constant reminders to LIMIT the amount of white glue they use, please gift them this one “YOU CAN USE LOTS OF GLUE!” experience!
I can see their smiles already.
Please, let them have it!
WHAT YOU NEED:
plastic lids (e.g. from yogurt containers)
small treasures from nature (e.g. rocks, pinecones, leaves, flower petals, sticks, etc.)
single hole punch
HOW TO MAKE:
If you don’t already have a collection of nature items, go for a nature walk first!
Fill the inside of a yogurt lid with white glue.
Gently place nature items on top of the white glue surface. If you wish, sprinkle a little glitter on top!
Allow a few days for glue to dry.
Once dry, peel suncatcher out of the plastic lid.
Punch a hole in your suncatcher with the single hole punch.
Tie a string to your suncatcher and hang it on a window or in a tree outside!
Give your suncatcher to a friend or neighbour as a gift!
Repeat the process making monochromatic suncatchers. Can you make one using nature treasures that are green? Can you make one using nature treasures that are brown?
What is your favourite piece of nature?
How do you decide where to place each treasure?
How long do you think it will take for the glue to dry?
Do you think there’s a way we can make the glue dry faster?
THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:
Helping to collect nature items
Following family guidelines while on nature walk
Showing hand strength while squeezing glue out of bottle
Thoughtfulness while placing nature items
This might be the one time they are able to use an excessive amount of white glue. Acknowledge that and cheer them on while they fill the plastic lid with it!
Ohhhh, we can’t wait to see your completed suncatchers! Please think of us as you hang them up and remember to tag @theartstadium so we can send you some love!