If you’re a regular reader of Fun-A-Day, or you know me in “real life”, you know I love glitter. I also love doing process art projects with my son and my students. This starry night glitter art combines the two, and it’s a lot of fun for the kiddos.
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Our glitter art project was inspired by Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures, written by MaryAnn Kohl and Barbara Zabrowski. I was offered a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I jumped at the chance, as I enjoyed MaryAnn’s previous books.
sparkly space themed glitter art for kids
Construction paper (we used black for the night sky)
Place drops, blobs, or lines of glue on the construction paper (we did blobs, along with random star shapes). Grab a straw and blow into it, aiming towards the glue. Kids might want to use the straw to draw designs with the glue. That’s perfectly fine in my opinion, as it’s their artwork!
Once satisfied with the glue forms, add glitter! Shake the excess glitter off and let dry. Then admire the starry night glitter art!
Another way to make glitter art with motion is to incorporate cookie cutters. In this case, we dipped a star cookie cutter into glue and stamped it all over the page. Then we added glitter, of course.
If your kiddos are anything like mine, they’ll want to make more than one! We called ours the night sky, but this glitter art project could be made into anything the kids want it to be. It doesn’t even have to have a theme or a name!
Do you think your children would enjoy this glitter art project?
More about Action Art
I had such fun reading through this book! There are more than 100 hands-on activities that get the kiddos moving and creating. I love that the activities are geared towards kids of all ages (and adults can get into them, too)!
Since the art is open-ended, kids can take it wherever they want to. If they only spend a few minutes on it, that’s fine. If they want to spend an hour exploring the concept, they can do that too.
I’m already planning to incorporate many of the Action Art ideas into my upcoming preschool year. The “paint in motion” idea would be awesome on the playground, and the “clear color smash” is ideal for fine motor development.
What active art activities are your children interested in?