Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Glitter Jar: Fail

Glitter jars, calm down bottles, whatever you want to call them...have been on our project/to-do list for awhile now.  We finally made the trip to the craft store to pick up the extra supplies we needed and when Griff and Julia (the neighbor girl I watch a few days a week) woke up from naps one day, we decided to have at it.
 
All you need: clear plastic bottle, glitter glue, clear glue, glitter, warm water.
I didn't get any action shots of the mixing...for fear that glitter bottles would turn into glitter kitchen or worse, glitter house.  But I think you're supposed to put in the hot water first, then the glues to mix well and finally a little extra glitter.
Besides mixing the ingredients in the wrong order, we added WAY TOO much glitter.
The glitter never settles.  So as far as being an effective tool for calming down...there is no end to the falling glitter and therefore is not something a toddler understands.  Can you see the confusion on their faces? :)
 
I'm sure it would work if you actually followed a set of directions or didn't add an entire container of glitter...or maybe it's too much glue?  Who knows...Griff still likes his, it just doesn't serve its intended purpose:).

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