Thursday, June 2, 2011
Dinosaur Puzzle Mosaic Craft
C (age 4), wanted to work on our dinosaur puzzles tonight, and she wanted to do a craft with glitter. She pretty well always wants to do a craft with glitter. But this time, I thought the two things might actually work together.
So, first I helped her piece the puzzles together. Then, I gave her four large pieces of cardboard (recycled packaging material, the Man of the House brings home from work, from time to time). She painted them, one at a time, with glue.
I helped her arrange the puzzle pieces onto the glue, so there was a small, glue filled gap, between each piece.
She sprinkled on glitter, silver on two, and gold on the others.
After tapping the excess glitter into a pan, I trimmed off the extra cardboard from around the edges, and laid them out to dry.
I had been planning on centering them in contact paper place mats, but I think I might frame them, and hang them in the children's playroom, instead.
It's great to be a homeschooler.