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Glitter Art – A Skill Building Craft with a Twist

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The art of glitter that calms children? And develops skills? Yes! Blowing activities help to calm the brain breaks for children and they aid in the development of eye muscles as well as concentration.

This is an awesome art activity that kids enjoy! It is possible to use glitter art at any time of the year.

As an occupational therapist, it is my favorite time to utilize this during the holidays… when children are enthusiastic.

It can help children when they’re excited about a celebration or party celebration. It can also help during upcoming breaks from school! This is a great art project to use in the classroom. It can also be a great craft activity at your home.

If you often take breaks for your brain this one will help in calming and helps organize the brain and nervous system.

Children are always attentive and quiet during this art project! It aids in developing concentration skills.

As a bonus it requires a stable shoulder, which helps to strengthen the eye muscles. What better way to build the muscles required to complete daily tasks while creating a fun craft? !

What can The Glitter Art Project Help Kids Relax Improve Concentration, Strengthen Eye and shoulder Muscles? !

The mouth is a potent source of coordination of our nerve systems. Proven Oral Sensory Activity provides the details of this along with other oral sensory exercises.

A specific mouthful can be calming and organizes children. When you include deep breathingto it, it’s even more soothing!

Activities like blowing and sucking assist the eye muscles in working together to concentrate. Fun (and odd) fact!

The straw needs more effort by the mouth. It also gives eyes a clearer vision target.

The shoulder muscles support the hand and keep the straw to a secure position. Then, it’s gradually moved around in order to blow the glitter on the glue.

Focusing the eye muscles together can help them focus better for assignments in school. Eye muscles have to cooperate when looking around the space, reading, looking close to far (and close to far,) etc.

Get Ready to go on the Glitter Art Project for Kids

There are many glittery craft ideas but this is one I like the best. It blends a soothing technique that stimulates the senses and a method of building muscles!

A fantastic occupational therapy exercise for children!

As you prepare for this task… you’ll also need to consider the cleaning up!

Find a suitable spot at a table, preferably on the floor that is smooth and hard. (Avoid carpet if you can.) It is also possible to have kids sprawled across the floor and have their own scrap of paper. Floor games are excellent to build the core stability of children.

Make use of any of these to put under your project to make it easy to cleanup:

Plastic table covers for disposable tables
Smooth paper (as as large as is possible)
Large tray
Felt (the glitter will adhere to it)

If you have large sheets of newspaper or table covers, save the glitter to reuse it as often as you can. If this isn’t feasible it is possible to use an lint roller or microfiber disposable cloth.

Make sure to follow up with a moist cloth if necessary.

How to Use a Straw as well as Glue to make Glitter Art

This glitter art activity is suitable for preschoolers as well as elementary school-aged kids.

Print images of the seasons for children to outline using glue. Making an outline with glue is an excellent practice for integrating visual and motor skills! Children can also draw or create their own designs using glue.

Always keep additional straws and tissues on hand (in case they become soaked by saliva!)

To create an art-glitter project

Begin by having your kids put the glue on the paper in order to draw a pattern.

They then dump the glitter in a thin line beneath the outline of glue.

Then make use of the straw to blow gently the glitter, allowing it to cover the glue.

My daughter always says is “so satisfying” watching the glitter fly around and over the glue.

Encourage your children to blow their straws with control. They should also ensure you keep their straw upright and off the paper/ glue.

Let them turn the tray or paper depending on the amount needed to cover the glue with wholesale glitter. It is easiest to let the project dry. After that, you remove the glitter and wash it away.

If cleaning up the area is required, make sure you ensure the glue doesn’t leak when you move the art work.