A while back I discovered the amazing Play At Home Mom blog. They have fantastic ideas and are much nicer to their children than I am to mine. One of the projects that they posted was these Glue Catchers. I decided it was just the kind of thing my kids would love to do, so on Christmas Eve, we broke out the cookie cutters and glitter and got to work.
I got it all ready and then invited the older two to come and have some fun. They enjoyed it and we ended up adding about 4 or 5 more cookie cutters to the tray before we were done.
Squeezing was a bit hard at first – even for me – but I snipped off just a little bit of the inside tip and things went better after that.
Like there can ever be too much glitter.
In the end, it took about 3 days or so for them to dry and I never did get pictures of the finished product.
WHAT I LEARNED
*It is not all that easy to mix food coloring into a glue bottle. The glue tends to be…sticky (imagine that) and doesn’t want to mingle so much with the coloring, especially when you’re just using a skinny little skewer. I think it would have been easier had I dumped the glue out of the bottles to mix it. But then I would have had to pour it back in…so…not happening.
*I was surprised at just how much they shrunk in thickness as they dried. They ended up pretty thin, but I certainly didn’t measure so I couldn’t say how thin.
*Everything’s better with glitter.
It was fun! The kids really enjoyed making them and we could do these for just about any occasion. Even just a rainy day.