Saturday, May 19, 2012
Hot glue gun
My daughters often glue gems to paper to create their art. My oldest gets frustrated sometimes when she glues them onto a piece of paper... and the paper flops all over when she picks it up. This led to a conversation about what we could use that would be more sturdy. She suggested that we put them on glass frames. She has done this before with our WINDOW ART. I didn't have any glass frames on hand so I suggested the baby food jars. We have saved up quite a few over the past month or so. She learned very quickly that elmer's glue was not going to work, and again became frustrated. We went through a few more possible solutions using tape and band-aids before I asked if she would like to use the glue gun. (Big Smile) "YES, that will work!" I don't have pictures of our attempts because it was spur of the moment. She helped set up the following INVITATION below.
***PLEASE only do what you are comfortable with. I have taught my daughter the proper way to use a glue gun and I have complete confidence in her capabilities. ***
Picking out gems
sticking. Quite a simple process! :-)
This is my middle girls creation (26 Months). I don't have pictures with her because I was too busy showing her the proper way to use the glue gun.
These are VERY strong. I even tried pulling one apart because she decided she wanted a piece a little lower and it was NOT budging.
My oldest made a cross. (3.5 years)