For the Crafter: Glitter and paint-filled ornaments.
Shake, rattle and roll: glittery, colorful ornaments in three ways!
What you’ll need:
- Clear glass or plastic Christmas ball ornaments
- White glue
- Paint (acrylic)
- A marble
- Cardboard box or large paper plate to contain any glue and glitter over-pour
- Pipe cleaner to use as a child-safe hook (optional)
Variation #1, solid glitter
- You’ll want the glue to be thinned out a bit, so in a disposable cup, mix together equal amounts of glue and water. Stir together well.
- Pluck the top off an ornament and pour in some glue mixture. Swirl the ornament around so that the entire inside is coated. Dump out any excess glue by holding the ornament upside down over the mixture cup. (That way you can re-use it on the next ornament.)
- Pour some glitter into the ornament while holding it over the cardboard box or paper plate. Swirl the ornament to coat the entire inside. Dump out any extra glitter, tapping the ball gently to ensure any clumps are released, too.
- Let the ornament dry overnight, then replace its top. A pipe cleaner cut into thirds can be used to make a child-safe hook.
Variation #2, glitter and sequins
- Follow steps 1 through 3 from Variation #1, substituting sequins for glitter.
- Once you are satisfied with the coverage of the sequins, add glitter.
- Let dry overnight, then replace ornament cap. (And you’re ready to disco!)
Variation #3, glitter lines and paint
- Thoroughly mix glue and water. Pour a small amount into the ornament and swirl it to coat.
- Insert a marble and rotate in multiple directions to achieve desired tracks. Before the glue dries add a small amount of glitter; shake to ensure even coating of the tracks made by the marble. Shake out any extra glitter over your box or paper plate. Set the ornament aside to dry.
- Once first step has dried, add paint to the ornament, then shake or swirl to evenly coat the remaining areas. Be sure to pour out any excess paint.
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