Secret Messages with Glitter and Glue

Today’s project takes “glitter art” to the next level: making it into a pre-reading activity by drawing secret messages with the glue stick.

What You’ll Need

  • construction paper or typing paper
  • glitter or fine dyed salt
  • glue stick

Step 1

Doing art with glue sticks and glitter is a classic pre-school activity.  It works on fine-motor coordination as the child unscrews the glue stick cap, smears glue on the paper, and shakes glitter or salt onto the surface.

Large motor skills get developed as the child lifts the paper and shakes the glitter off (preferably into a cup so it could be used on the next project!)

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Step 2

Taking glitter art to the next level, this now becomes a pre-reading activity.  You, the adult, take the glue stick and write a secret message on to the paper.  Then hand it over and let the child discover the message by pouring the glitter on and revealing the secret!

What secret message would you write? You could also do shapes, numbers, or a picture. Leave us a comment below and tell us how this project turned out for you.

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Shannon Walbran

Shannon Walbran

Shannon Walbran wrote these DIY Kids columns but now works full time as a Life Coach and spiritual healer.

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