create (with kids): glitter finger painting

By freshlyplanted - 10:58 AM

We've begun the week getting our hands dirty, which is always a good beginning to anything I think. Isia's been asking for glitter a lot these days.  So I am trying- despite visions of glitter-covered floors and walls and children- to incorporate it into our creating more. As I shared here, I'm always looking for new ways to contain glitter in this container or that- but I never thought of containing it within paint. I was pleasantly surprised by how non-messy this activity really was! For glitter that is. (wink)

We began with puddles of finger paint on finger paint paper* (Melissa & Doug 4106 Finger Paint Paper Pad- 12 in.x18 in. (Google Affiliate Ad)). Then we added glitter to the puddles...

...and more glitter. The paint captured the glitter really well, and together they created a great texture to work with. As Isia kept painting with it, some of the glitter moved below the painting surface and took on the color of the paint. It was a beautiful experiment!

And the nicest surprise was, as it dried, the glitter stayed put in the paint. Very minimal flaking- even when we cut through the painted area. And just a little sweeping took care of the extra glitter. Of course there has been a stray piece here or there, but isn't sparkly art worth it? A happy little girl certainly is!

*You can use freezer paper, but for durability we enjoy the finger paint paper- especially since ours usually end up turning into something else later. (These did too, more on that later this week.)

These are affiliate links for products we use and enjoy. If you purchase through these links we’ll receive a small percentage of the sale to help support this little blogging adventure. Thanks for your support!

  • Share:

You Might Also Like


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.