We are still cranking out the Halloween projects around here. With only a week left until Halloween we are out to make the most of it. It’s one of my favorite themes of the year for projects! In fact I hope to bring you a few more before the 31st rolls around.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything using glitter and in fact, I do believe this was Mr. C’s first experience with it. The hubs is traveling this week and since it’s not his favorite thing in the world I figured what better time to break out the glitter. (At least I have until Friday to clean up the mess. haha!)
For this project I started out by using cookie cutters to trace some pumpkin and bat shapes onto card stock. Knowing that I wanted this art project to involve glitter, I thought it might be fun to do some Halloween shapes to hang in the window or on our Halloween tree. I cut the shapes out and set up a little art invitation for Mr. C when he got up from his nap.
I completed one pumpkin and one bat ahead of time so he could see what I was aiming for. This is what I had in mind.
This is what C had in mind. (I actually like his version better).
Instead of orange pumpkins and black bats we had black and orange everything. A two year old’s art is the best isn’t it?
He worked diligently painting glue on the paper shapes.
And then covering them with glitter.
I had to help his aim a couple of times, but he quickly got the hang of shaking that glitter all over the place and soon we had beautiful sparkling Halloween shapes.
My only regret is that I didn’t cut out more shapes for him. We ran out of shapes before C was ready to be done decorating. They were so pretty! I decided to string them together into garland. I used a hole punch to punch the holes and strung them on black ribbon. Nothing super fancy but C was so happy to see his glitter shapes turned into this….