Using lots of glitter on our glittery stars in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on December 22, 2011

in Christmas, Creative Art, Glittery Stars, Star Tree Topper

This was the first time, I have introduced the use of glitter to my students this year.  And oh my, did they love it!! And oh my, did they use a ton of it!!

I suppose I could have approached this in a different way but I was actually prepared to let the children waist  explore all the glitter I had set out:)

In the process of using all that glitter, we made one star out of cardboard for the class Christmas tree topper…

Our cardboard star was then glued to a paper tube and set aside to dry. After it was dry, we placed the star on top of our Christmas tree…

The children enjoyed this glittery experience. In time, we will focus on being a bit more frugal with the glitter but since this was our very first time to explore this new material, I wanted the children to feel free to explore.  We did talk about the different holes in the top of the bottle and how the lid didn’t need to be set on the biggest hole openings – but that didn’t quite register with the children as a concern just yet…

I have to show you this star that one of my girls made. The happy face was so perfect that I thought my assistant must have somehow helped her but as you can see from the photos, this little one did it all by herself…

After all the stars were done, all of the different glitter colors were now mixed together so I just scooped it all into one tray and saved it in an empty glitter container for our next glittery adventure…

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