I have a love hate relationship with glitter glue pens. I love the idea of them but hate how tricky they can be for little ones (and adults) to get the glue out. You either end up with a tiny amount or a huge dollop. I have finally found some that are easy to manipulate – Bostik Glitter Glue Pens. We used the pens to create a Glitter Glue Gingerbread Man Decoration.
We lined a tray with baking paper and placed a gingerbread man cookie cutter on top. I pushed a gingerbread man cookie cutter down onto the baking paper whilst Adam squeezed the red glitter glue pen around the inside edge of the cookie cutter.
We repeated the same procedure using the green, blue, gold and silver glue pens before finally adding a small dot using the glue pen with the purple lid.
In no time at all we had created our Glitter Glue Gingerbread Man. I lifted off the cookie cutter and then checked the decoration to see if there were any gaps. It is important that there are no spaces left between the different colours.
We now just needed to wait for it to dry. This is where I discovered how impatient I can be. I kept checking to see if it had dried every hour. After 12 hours I went to bed. The gingerbread man hadn’t dried completely the next morning so I left it another 24 hours. It is vital that the glitter glue has dried completely. This will take a long time because of the thickness and the amount of glue used.
It was finally time to peel the gingerbread man off of the baking paper. Take your time doing this as you don’t want to loose a gingerbread man foot or arm.
Finally I sellotaped a small piece of green and red string to the back of our decoration. This meant we could hang our Glitter Glue Gingerbread Man Decoration from our Christmas Tree. An easy Christmas craft thanks to Bostik Glitter Glue Pens.
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From Non-Toy Gifts, we learn how to use our kids’ drawings and paintings to make Christmas Tree Decorations.
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The Creative Pair demonstrates how to create a recycled snowman christmas tree decoration.
Disclaimer: We received a box craft materials as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club #BostikBloggers
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