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Easy, Fun & Creative Art Project


This project is sure to get your child young and older excited and inspired to CREATE something wonderful. My 3.5-year-old drew and colored a picture on a piece of poster board and then, once the glue was properly applied, sprinkled glitter onto the poster board matching green to green, blue to blue, and so on. In short, folks, it was beautiful to see this project transpire. Here is our story:


I received this lovely package of craft goodies from Craft Project Ideas. Included in that package was gorgeous glitter than my 3.5-year-old could not wait to get his hands on. This glitter was high quality both in color and in substance.  I was pleasantly surprised, too, shockingly, how easy it was to clean up.

What we did was fairly spontaneous but you can certainly plan for the activity.

What you need:

  • Large piece of poster board
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • A mat, tarp or large piece of card board (what we used) is also helpful to place under the art work

What we did:

My son pulled out the poster board and we taped it down onto a large piece of cardboard I had broken down from a package we received earlier that day.

I asked him: “What is your plan?” {He gets very excited and dives into projects, which is fine, but, to me, this glitter was precious and I wanted to know how he intended on using it.} He sat back and thought for a minute, then said, “Oh, I know, I’ll go get my crayons!” Then he proceeded to tell me an elaborate story of what was going on in this scene that he was creating with his crayons.

I suggested he used the same colors as the glitter. He liked that idea and plus it added to the learning! So we had green for grass, yellow for the sun, red for flowers, blue for sky and water, and so on.

Once he was done with the crayons, we moved onto the glue and, to be honest, went nuts squirting it all over the paper. Then we used a brush to paint glue in spots we truly wanted the glitter to catch. This part was really fun.

Then came the glitter. We definitely didn’t have a strict method of applying the glitter. It was fun. The result was gorgeous. The next day I shook off any glitter that didn’t stick to the glue. The result was even more gorgeous.

What a fun and creative project that my son threw himself into with all his might. It was beautiful to witness on a cold, rainy Seattle day.

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