Do you love glitter? Do you have a shelf full of glitter bottles? Are you convinced that everything would be better with glitter? Then this glitter printing process art activity is for you! (And your kids, of course!) This was a completely spontaneous activity that my daughters and I really enjoyed! I’ve even got a tip for keeping the glitter contained.
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Materials needed for Glitter Printing Process Art:
Paper or card stock (light colors are best)
Multiple colors of glitter
Large packing paper
I apologize for not having in-process shots for you, but my hands were a wee bit busy with this activity. No worries, though, it’s really simple.
Step 1: Lay the large packing paper on the table or floor. We have lots of leftover paper that we didn’t use in our moving boxes and this was a great way to use it.
Avoid using a table cloth because you will want to be able to throw this away when you are done. This is how you are going to contain that glitter!
Step 2: Sprinkle glitter all over the packing paper. Do stripes of different colors, mix colors together, get a little bit wild and creative!
Step 3: Have your child draw on her paper with the glue stick. Any design she can think of. We did swirly designs, but you could draw actual pictures instead.
Just remember that the glue dries pretty quickly, so you will want to make the design simple. You will not be able to add more glue after the next step or your glue stick will get full of glitter.
Step 4: Press the paper, glue side down onto the glitter. Rub the back of the paper for a few seconds. Make sure to rub the whole thing.
Step 5: Take a look at your beautiful work of art!
I recommend laying the pictures on a flat surface while the glue dries and then gently shaking them over top of the packing paper to knock off any excess glitter.
Step 6: Throw away the packing paper. Fold all of the sides and corners inward to create a pocket with the glitter, so that it doesn’t get spread all over.
That’s it! You can now display your glitter prints! We hung ours close to a window so that we could see the light sparkling off the glitter.
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