Ok, so our first Christmas activity didn’t quite go the way I had expected. It’s a craft I’ve seen all over the blogosphere and decided that J would really like doing it.
You start out my dying glue. I simply added a few drops of food coloring into a glue bottle and used a bamboo skewer to stir it up. I only did green and left the other one white. See…simple.
Next, lay a cookie cutter on a piece of wax paper. Give the glue bottle to your child and let them fill up the cookie cutter with glue until there is a good layer of glue in the cutter. Sounds simple…right?
Well, J did fill up the cookie cutter, but lost interest very quickly in the craft. I wad hoping that he could do a few of these to give out to family, but it was a struggle for him to even finish one. I guess it’s just not his thing.
He struggled to fill the cutter without moving it all over the place. The issue is that when it gets moved around, the glue smears around too and ends up outside the cutter. Here is another way of doing this project that solves this problem.
When it’s all full, let it dry. It took ours a couple of days to get completely dry.
After it’s dry you can poke a hole in it and hang in the the window or on your tree. The real problem was that there was dried glue around the edges and looked a bit messy.
I’ll still hang it on our tree, but I’m not sure it’s a project I’d do again. Others have had great success with this…but not every project is for everyone.
I was a bit disappointed that J wasn’t all that interested in it, but we’ll try other Christmas projects that will hopefully be more successful for us.