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Sensory Benefits of Playing with Glitter

The art of glitter that calms children? And develops skills? Yes! Blowing activities help to calm the brain breaks for children and they aid in the development of eye muscles as well as concentration.

This is an awesome art activity that kids enjoy! It is possible to include glitter art at any time of the year.

As an occupational therapist, I particularly employ this during the holiday season… during which children are really enthusiastic.

It can help kids to be excited about a celebration or party celebration. Also, a break is coming up from school! It’s a fun art activity to use in the classroom. You can even do it as a craft at your home.

If you often take breaks for your brain this one will help in calming and helps organize the brain and nervous system.

The kids are always focused and calm during this wholesale glitter art project! It helps to develop focus skills.

As a bonus it requires a stable shoulder, which helps to strengthen the eye muscles. What better way to build the muscles required to complete daily tasks while making an awesome craft? !

How does The Glitter Art Project Help Kids Relax Improve Concentration, Strengthen Eye and Shoulder Muscles? !

The mouth is a potent source of coordination of our nerve systems. Proven Oral Sensory Activity provides the details of this and additional oral sensory activities.

The mouth’s specific input can be calming and organizes children. If you combine deep breathing with itto it, it’s even more soothing!

Blowing activities and sucking activities aid in working the eye muscles together to concentrate. Fun (and odd) fact!

The straw demands more effort by the mouth. It also gives eyes with a better vision target.

The shoulder muscles support the hand, allowing it to hold the straw with a stable position. After that, it’s moved slowly around in order to blow the glitter on the glue.

The eye muscles’ ability to focus together can help them focus better for academic tasks. Eye muscles must cooperate when looking around the room, reading, or looking close to far (and close to far,) etc.

Preparing to go on the Glitter Art Project for Kids

There are a myriad of glitter-themed craft ideas, but this is one I like the best. It blends a soothing technique that stimulates the senses and a method of building muscles!

A fantastic occupational therapy exercise for children!

While setting up for this idea… you’ll need to consider the cleaning up!

Pick a place at a table that is preferably over an even, hard surface. (Avoid carpet if you can.) It is also possible to have kids laid across the floor, and each use their own big sheet of paper. Floor games are excellent to improve the core stability of children.

Choose one of the following under your project to make it easy to cleanup:

Table cover made of plastic
Smooth paper (as as large as is possible)
Large tray
Felt (the glitter will adhere to it)

If you have large sheets of newspaper or table covers, save the glitter to reuse it if you can. If that’s not possible it is possible to use the lint roller, or a Microfiber fabric that is disposable.

Then follow up with a damp cloth if necessary.

How to use a Straw and Glue to make Glitter Art

This glitter art project can be used by preschoolers and elementary school-aged kids.

You can print images of the seasons for children to outline using glue. Making an outline with glue is an excellent practice for integrating visual and motor skills! Children can draw and create their own designs using glue.

Always keep additional straws and tissues on hand (in the event that any of them are soiled by saliva!)

To create an art-glitter project

Begin by having your kids apply the glue to the paper in order to sketch a design.

Then, they pour an unintentional line of glitter beneath the outline of glue.

Then make use of the straw to blow gently the glitter, allowing it to cover the glue.

My daughter says that every time she goes to the store that is “so satisfying” watching the glitter get spread to completely cover the glue.

The kids should be taught to blow their straws with control. Also, they must ensure that you keep their straw upright and away from the paper or glue.

Turn the tray or paper depending on the amount needed to cover the glue with glitter. It’s best to allow the projects to dry. After that, you clean off any glitter and wash it away.

If, however, cleaning up the area is needed, ensure you ensure the glue doesn’t leak when you move the art work.