Monday, September 26, 2011

My child loves glue.

Of all the fun, exciting, colourful art supplies that he could choose from, he choses plain white glue.

He can spot it from a mile away at the store and he always wants to use it at home.

And what exactly does he do with glue?

Just squeezes giant globs of it onto paper, of course!

He doesn't have much interest in sticking things together with glue, and if he does, it's really only so he can pour a lot more glue on top.

So I had an idea the other day that I thought might merge his glue love with my love of colour, in hopes that I might be more inclined to let him squirt glue on paper to his heart's content AND that he might find it even more entertaining.


3 bottles of white glue
3 colours of tempera paint
spare, airtight container/ziploc bag

How I made it:

-Pour about 1/3 - 1/2 of the glue out into a separate container (save it for later, why waste?).
-Fill the bottles most of the way up with tempera paint.
{make sure you leave some space so it mixes well when you shake it up}
-Replace the lid and shake them up.

And.... He loves it!

After squeezing a bunch on the paper I suggested he get his hands in there. It was a sticky mess, but totally worth it (and washable too!).

2 wonderful comments:

Tara said...

Haha looks like fun! It would probably dry with a neat sort of raised finish, too, right?

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Yeah, it does kind of have a raised finish, especially if you don't smush your fingers in it like Gavin does!