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Behind the Scenes : A Special Crafty Visit from Our Little Neighbors!

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Two weeks ago, the TV studio had a little visit from our neighbors around the block. Three young lads from the McCarton School made an appearance for a short tour of Martha's TV studio and then stopped by the art department to do some crafting.

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The boys wearing oversize Martha T-shirts as aprons.

1 The boys wearing oversize Martha T-shirts as aprons.

Peter glittering a dinosaur with multiple colors.

2 Peter glittering a dinosaur with multiple colors.

Peter painting white glue on a shark to be glittered.

3 Peter painting white glue on a shark to be glittered.

Sebastian glittering a chicken with purple glitter.

4 Sebastian glittering a chicken with purple glitter.

Sammy mixing glitter colors for his tiger.

5 Sammy mixing glitter colors for his tiger.

The boys and teachers pose for a picture outside Martha's studio.

6 The boys and teachers pose for a picture outside Martha's studio.

After some refreshing lemon water, I set Sammy, Peter, and Sebastian up to glitter. Since this was their first visit to Martha and they are only 4 years old, I didn't want to overwhelm them with a complex craft project. I supplied them with a selection of flat wooden shapes, a glittering tray, a variety of glitter, white glue, and a paintbrush. They each chose the shapes and glitter colors they wanted to use, painted the white glue on their shapes, and glittered them.

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Peter's collection of glittered shapes.

1 Peter's collection of glittered shapes.

Glittered animals by Sammy.

2 Glittered animals by Sammy.

Llama, chicken, and jellyfish glittered by Sebastian.

3 Llama, chicken, and jellyfish glittered by Sebastian.

When the kids were finished, having glittered a few shapes each, and were ready for lunch, I walked them out and they left their craft projects behind to dry. The next day I turned their glittered shapes into little ornaments for them to take home and hang anywhere.

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I drilled 2 holes with the Dremel Stylus through each wood shape.

1 I drilled 2 holes with the Dremel Stylus through each wood shape.

Passing a very thin gauge wire through the holes, I created a loop for hanging.

2 Passing a very thin gauge wire through the holes, I created a loop for hanging.

I packed up their ornaments, and the teachers walked them by to pick them up. They were very excited and made me the sweetest thank you card for their visit! I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Comments (4)

  • Great craft. Could you please tell us where you got the animal shapes?

  • Glitter is great! Where else can you see multi-colored dinosaurs and elephants and purple roosters. Looks like those tykes had a super good time! Thanks for sharing yours and their experience.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Barabara
    If you click on the words "flat wooden shapes" it will bring you to the website where they can be purchased.
    thanks!

  • What a simple, lovely project-I'll have to try it with my boys!

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