The beauty of this technique is that you can shake glitter all over the place and still make a defined shape on the paper. Perfect for a toddler. There is also a magical ‘reveal’ moment where you shake the paper until the glitter reveals the hidden picture.
PVA glue or a glue stick
A glue spreader if using PVA – mini-spatula or a paintbrush
Coloured glitter in shakers
Paper – dark colours work best
How to do it
- Use glue to make shapes on the paper. I find PVA easiest with my nearly 2-year-old as he finds it hard to keep a glue stick in firm enough contact with the paper. With PVA I can pour some on the paper for him and he makes patterns with a spreader.
- Or sometimes he asks me to draw a shape in PVA, then does the glitter himself.
- Shake as much glitter as you like all over the paper – no need to keep to the lines!
- The magic reveal! Pick up the paper carefully, tilt the edges inwards a little and shake shake until the glitter all sticks to the glue and your picture emerges.