Crafts For Kids Tutorial Sham-ROCK Glowing Glitter Wishes
Finding easy crafts for kids always makes me happy! Ethan loves doing crafts. Cutting, gluing, sticker art, you name it and he’s all in. He comes up with the coolest creations just using huge cardboard boxes and scissors. He had his own ‘Apartment’ set up not to long ago with the huge boxes from opened Christmas presents. We just love watching him get his ‘creativity’ on!
I stumbled into this one looking at wedding ideas with my new daughter in law oddly enough. Our oldest son Frank who’s off in the military was getting married on the 4th of July and we were doing much of the work and decorations ourselves. They turned out amazing too! I just knew with a few changes this would make some pretty cool crafts for kids to make this St. Patrick’s Day. And, total bonus! If you switch out the colors, it’s perfect for any holiday, special occasion and just a fun crafts for kids to do anytime of year! For Mother’s Day or any spring/summer fun craft, you should check out the Decoupage Garden Planter he made! It’s was almost a Pinterest Fail, but we managed to save it!
Crafts For Kids Glowing Glitter Wishes
For this, you’ll need only a few supplies and that makes for easy, inexpensive fun!
- Mason Jar (Or any glass jar with a lid that seals tight)
- Scissors (Please use safety scissors with the really small fry’s!)
- Diamond Glitter (White is great as well. We found it at Michael’s but I have seen it in some WalMart stores)
- Glo-Sticks!! (Again, always available at Michael’s and in all kinds of colors depending on your theme. These’s were $1 each so we bought a ton to use for later!)
Take some old newspaper and cover your space in case of mess. This is a super easy one, but ya never know with kiddos, right? And, I’m all about easy clean up! Start by laying out all your supplies on the paper and pick your colored Glo-Stick to match whatever theme your aim for this super crafts for kids is going to be. Cut the tip off the Glo-Stick and pour contents into the mason jar. Cover the mason jar and make sure it’s tight!
Now, shake, shake, shake it up! Make sure to coat the inside of the jar really well. As you can see, this was the part Ethan enjoyed the most! I know you can see his huge smile, but I really wish you could have heard the giggles too! Best part of making crafts for kids? Knowing they are having a blast! And, I just noticed. Why are his pants unbuttoned? Boys!
Now carefully remove the top of the lid. The contents of the Glo-Stick are non toxic but we found it’s a bit sticky. Maybe keep some napkins or baby wipes close if the kiddos get some on their hands! That stuff goes quick from hands, to clothes to your couch in the blink of an eye for sure! Pour the diamond glitter into the jar. There’s no ‘correct’ amount here that needs to be measured. We let Ethan do a pretty good amount! After all, the more sparkles, the more wishes you get! Tightly close the mason jar and shake, shake, shake again. Make sure the glitter completely coats the outside of the jar and gets all stuck in the Glo-Stick contents. And that’s it! Easy peasy!
He was is some serious stages of math thought here. Trying to count exactly how many glowing glitter wishes are in that jar is some hard work. We had a really cool green crafts for kids subscription box a few months back. It came full of all things Dinosaur. And at the time, I really thought that would be his favorite craft ever. He loves dinosaurs! But, when he realized he’s got a whole jar of glowing wishes sitting right in his hands, this took over the #1 spot!
We let him pick 2 colors for this craft project. He picked blue for him because it matches his room theme of pirates and underwater sea creatures. And, because he’s such a sweet kid, he made a purple on for me because it’s my favorite color. Wasn’t that nice? He spent a good while making wishes and then set it on his nightstand so they could come true while he was asleep. 1 of his wishes was for blueberry pancakes for breakfast! And ya know what? That wish totally came true!!!
As you can see, this falls into the super easy crafts for kids category! They are able to do it mostly on their own with some supervision. Since Ethan really loves making crafts, we often go to this website for inspiration and ‘How to’ tutorials. Hands down, this is one of the best online resources we’ve found for all things crafts! Check it out, the small fry’s at your house are bound to find dozens of things to keep them busy!
Looking for a Teacher Appreciation Gift for your kids to get their craft on with? We make a great one! Check it out!
Our Mother’s Day Garden Planter that was almost a Pinterest Fail is pretty cute too!
What crafts will you be making this St. Patrick’s Day? Can you switch it out for anytime of year? I’d love to hear your ideas! Oh! And don’t forget, make some awesome glowing wishes! You never know when they will come true!