Glitter makes a crazy mess, but that is probably half of the fun and what makes it so alluring for young children…okay…big kids too.. Who doesn’t look magical with a bit of glitter stuck to their face after a project? Materials Cardboard Craft glue Paintbrush Scissors Pencil/eraser Cord, twine, ribbon Craft tray Paper Smock Tape Optional Elements: Embroidery Floss Beads Jingle Bells Rick Rack Ribbon Bias Tape Branch Directions Have your child draw out a message they would like to display on cardboard. You could take her/his lettering and make it into more of a thicker shape or if they are older, they could do it themselves. For some children cutting out rectangles for each letter of a standard size might help them. Have an adult cut out the letters (cardboard can be tricky to cut!). Lay your letters on a piece of paper in a craft tray. Coat them with glue and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry overnight. We removed them from the paper carefully, however, first so that they wouldn’t stick and curved the paper into a funnel shape to put the excess glitter back into the container for re-use. Tape your letters (on the back) onto a piece of ribbon, cord or twine or lace them if your cardboard is corrugated. You could also glue them should you like. Attach your banner to a branch and display in your home. Other embellishments to add: Ribbon, rick-rick, jingle bells, beads etc. Wouldn’t this be cute in a baby nursery as a gift from an older sibling? Purpose Creating simple messages for communication Safety Notes Be sure to use non-toxic products Have an adult cut the cardboard Wash your hands after using glitter Wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect clothes and surfaces Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.