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.


Debbie said...

She did a good job on these. Oh yes these need to be framed.

Christy Killoran said...

Nice craft! R likes to use glitter too - she is happy with anything shiny and pretty!

Ticia said...

Those will look so wonderful framed!

Phyllis said...

How pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love your idea! Is it okay if I share it with friends?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Yes, please!