El arte de Halloween
By Connie Goldin
Glitter Goblins Supplies
For a simple craft event for kids of all ages, offer black and orange construction paper, Elmer’s glue, a paint brush and lots of glitter. It is a good idea to spread newspaper on the work area and have a dedicated tray for glitter sprinkling. It doesn’t hurt to have a vacuum handy and lots of paper towels.
We started with a dot of glue in the center of the page, made by squeezing the glue container. Another easy variation is to use a brush to paint the glue. Add a “+” through the center dot, then add more intersecting lines. After that, you simply connect the lines with drooping lines. Sprinkle with glitter. Dump off excess glitter and voila!
I created a quick glitter cobweb that attracted all the kids–mostly elementary and middle school ages– from the table decorating “Trick or Treat” bags. Using glitter is great fun for kids and their spider webs and Halloween designs are fabulous.
The kids had fun decorating paper bags for their “Trick or Treat” collecting. We suggested they decorate one side with markers and crayons so they could flip it over to use the paint and glitter glue without smearing. They actually did it all on both sides and weren’t too worried about the smears. We also offered mini-pumpkins, as a take-home gift. Most of the kids decided to adorn them with paint and glitter. The effect is lots of fun.