Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Glass Sculptures

With the sun finally shining, we decided to try something I saw a while back at Play At Home Mom; glass sculptures! I set out some glass beads (from Hobby Lobby, but I have seen them at the dollar store on occasion) to peak Busy's interest. She has worked with these before when we have used white glue to attach them to paper, but she got quite frustrated when she would try to pick up the paper and it fell over under the weight of the beads (apparently the kids at Play At Home Mom have had the same problem). She asked what we were going to do with them so I showed her the glass bottles and glue gun. "COOL!" was her response! So we got to work.

What you need:

  • glass bottles (as many as you want-we used 3, one large, two small)
  • glass beads
  • glue gun
What to do:
  1. Set the rules regarding the hot glue gun. 
  2. I put glue on the bead and Busy put the bead on the bottles. 
  3. Once the beads were covering the small bottles, we glued them to the large bottle then covered the large bottle with beads as well. 
The good thing about hot glue is that the bond is almost instant, which is always a good thing in the world of a 3 year old - immediate gratification! 

Gluing the beads on the small bottles
She calls it "Robot" :)

She put her sculpture, "Robot", in a room with a bunch of light "so the sun will make it sparkle beautifully!" You can't argue with that :)

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