Butterfly Suncatchers 

You will need: 

  • Elmer’s Clear School Glue 
  • Elmer’s Colour Changing Glue Kit 
  • Black paint 
  • Lollipop stick 
  • Design 
  • Acrylic sheet 

 

Method

  1. First, add some black paint to your Elmer’s clear school glue & stir with a lollipop stick to mix fully. Then pop the lid back onto the glue 
  2. Next, decide on your design for the suncatcher. We have chosen a butterfly design and drawn this onto a piece of paper. 
  3. Put your plastic sheet over the design on the paper and trace the lines with the black coloured glue. Leave to dry 
  4. Fill in the design with one of the colour changing glues and then leave to dry, then fill in remaining gaps with the other colour changing glue & leave to dry.
  5. Once dry, carefully peel the design off of the plastic sheet and stick to a window. 
  6. Watch the magic happen as the sunlight changes the colour of your design. 

 

Paper Spinners 

 

You will need: 

  • Elmer’s Opaque Coloured Glue: Pink, Blue & Purple
  • Elmer’s Re-stick Glue 
  • Paper
  • Card 
  • Scissors 
  • String 

 

Method: 

  1. Cut your paper & card into a circle around 6cm wide. 
  2. Draw your design with the different colored glues, you can be creative here and make any design you like! Let this dry 
  3. Once dry, using the Elmer’s Re-stick Glue, stick the paper design onto the card, add a design to each side! 
  4. Using some scissors, carefully poke a hole in the middle of the disk and then tread your string through the holes. 
  5. Spin the string and then pull the string tight and the paper disc spinning down the string. 

 

Colour Changing Mermaid Slime 

You will need: 

  • Elmer’s Colour Changing Slime Kit 
  • Elmer’s Blue Glitter Glue 
  • Large bowl 
  • Spoon 
  • Jar 
  • Mermaid tale (optional) 
  • Beads for decoration 

Method: 

  1. Add the Elmer’s Colour Changing Blue Glue to a bowl and then add a small amount of the Elmer’s Purple Glitter Glue to the bowl. 
  2. Pour in the Elmer’s Magical Liquid & your decorative beads and give it a stir until slime consistency 
  3. Pour the slime into your glass and top with a mermaid tail if you have one. 
  4. Leave your slime in the sun and see how the colour transforms under UV light

 

Sensory Glitter Bottles 

You will need: 

  • Elmer’s Glitter Glue: Pink, Blue & Purple 
  • Water 
  • Bowl
  • Stars for decoration
  • Bottles 

Method: 

  1. Bring in the bowl and fill with one of your Elmer’s Glitter Glue colours, add some water and your star decorations and give it a good mix. 
  2. Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle & add the lid 
  3. Repeat for each colour. 
  4. Shake the bottles and see the glitter and stars move around

 

Tassel Garland 

You will need: 

  • Elmer’s Re-Stick Glue 
  • Coloured crepe paper (x3 colours) 
  • Scissors 
  • String

 

Method: 

  1. Using one sheet of your coloured crepe paper glue the top section with the Elmer’s Re-Stick Glue, then pop a different colour on top. Repeat with the other colour of paper 
  2. Using scissors cut the length of the paper sheets into around 1inch thick strips, be careful to stop cutting a few inches from the top. 
  3. Add a line of Re-Stick Glue to the top uncut strip and then roll the paper up from one end to the other. 
  4. Repeat the above process until you have around 6 or 7 tassels 
  5. Using a small pair of scissors, carefully poke a hole through the top of each tassel. 
  6. Thread the string through each tassel and then hang up in your bedroom or garden. 
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