Sunday, January 2, 2011

Art Fun with Sequins: "300 Crafts for Kids" with gummylump.com

KIDS CRAFTS PROJECT #1: Shiny Sequin Design
for Ages 3 Years and Up


Supplies Needed:

Time Needed:
About 5 Minutes per design

What To Do: 
  1. Have child select a piece of construction paper (ordinary paper is not strong enough).
  2. Child should liberally apply glue (glue sticks work best for this) over the paper in any design they like (or no particular design at all)
  3. Parent (or child if capable) should pour out sequins over the construction paper and gently spread them out to cover the area where glue was applied.
  4. Child can firmly pat down all the sequins on the page. Do not scatter the sequins. You only want them to adhere to the glue.
  5. Parent (or child if capable) should then slowly lift one end of the paper and allow the excess sequins that did not stick to fall onto a sheet of waxed paper, newspaper or construction paper. Put those away for another time!
  6. Allow project to fully dry.
  7. Hang and appreciate :)
  8. REPEAT for more fun!  Each project only takes about 5 minutes!
For Older Children: Have them draw an object using the glue so that the finished project might look like a house, ball, tree, or fish! 

For Children with Special Needs: Assist your child in all steps as much as needed - but allow it to be their project. Sensory seekers will enjoy the sight of the shiny, reflective, colorful sequins, the sound they make when poured onto the paper, and the feel of them against their skin as they press down!


Associated Educational Activities:
  • Ask your child what it looks like. Much like clouds, these designs can be anything the imagination sees!
  • Introduce new vocabulary words like "sequins" and "reflective".
  • Talk about other things that are shiny and reflective like sequins: gems, jewels, treasures, icicles, etc.
  • Find a book at the library that is related to this project. For example, my daughter thought that one that she made looked like a guitar so we later read a book about musical instruments :)
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3 comments:

Gosfam said...

Thank you for all your craft ideas. I have my shopping list ready to have the crafts I can do with my 4 yr old while big sis is at school.

GummyLump.com said...

Thank you. I hope you'll be posting your results! It automatically enters you into our weekly giveaway. Have fun!

karen said...

I just love how i can find creative peoples ideas on the web to try out with the kids in school. I will bookmark you and reply back with pictures if/when we do some of your awesome ideas here!

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