You may not have time to complete this holiday activity before Christmas on Monday, but you could easily do it next week while the little ones are home from school. In my opinion, celebrating Christmas starts tomorrow (Christmas Eve) and lasts until New Year’s Eve!
To complete this cheap, easy, and fun toddler activity, all you need is a Mess-Free Glitter kit. Melissa and Doug sell several, this isn’t a sponsored post, I just think their Mess-Free Glitter Kits are the best. In the photos in this post we’re using Melissa & Doug Mess-Free Glitter Holiday Ornaments, but you can also get the sets listed below. The following sets are not Holiday related, so you can get crafty with them whenever you’d like.
These are recommended to be used with children 5+ and are not intended for children under 3 years. That being said, I did this with my 2 and 1/2 year old. As expected, the older your child, the longer this type of activity would hold their attention. It didn’t hold my toddler’s attention for very long, but with supervision she did complete an ornament and a 1/2 with me before moving onto something else. In my mind, that made it worth it.
I finished another 2 and 1/2 ornaments and she loved them. We hung the glimmering ornaments on the tree, she took them off. We put them on a window, she took them off. I put them back on the window and I’m pretty sure they’re still there in all of their shimmering glory!
Take a look at us completing our mess-free glitter ornaments:
I had a good time doing this and I think my toddler did too. The process of creating the glittering ornaments was fun and we are now enjoying the ornaments as decorations. Plus, clean up was minimal!
Does this look like something you and your little one would like doing? Let me know by commenting below.
Get some mess-free glitter to create sparkling art and stickers here.