Toddler Activities: Mess-Free Glitter Arts and Crafts

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.

 Mess-Free Glitter Underwater Scenes $4.99

Mess-Free Glitter Adventure Foam Stickers $4.99

Mess Free Glitter Vehicle Foam Stickers $4.99Mess-Free Glitter Princess & Fairy Scenes $4.99

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:


What the Kit Came With: Glitter Sheets, Sticker Sheets, Ribbon, and Directions.

Mess Free Glitter Stickers

Getting the Process Started: Peel the paper off of the foam ornaments where you’d like to apply glitter.

How to use Melissa and Doug Mess-Free Glitter Sheets

Next: Peel the backing off of the glitter sheet you’d like to use.

Mess Free Glitter Activity

Next: Press the glitter onto the sticker and rub it in. We’re using white glitter in this picture. The little one started off very interested and she helped!

Melissa and Doug Arts and Crafts

Voila! The shimmery, white star on top of the tree.

Melissa and Doug Toddler Activities

As the little one’s interest started to wan, her buddies joined in on the fun. First, a truck helped rub the glitter in. In this picture, we’re using red glitter to fill in the ornaments on the tree.

Toddler Activities: Mess Free Glitter

James and Thomas joined in as we filled in the tree trunk! We used a bronze glitter for that.

Melissa and Doug Mess Free Glitter

The finished Stocking, Candy Cane, Tree, and Ornament. Santa and a Snowman were in the kit too.

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.

Happy Saturday!

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  1. June 11, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Wow! Didn’t know about mess free glitter! Thanks for sharing!

    • Morgan Celeste
      June 12, 2018 / 7:12 am

      You’re welcome! It’s perfect for a quick and easy activity!

  2. December 23, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Never knew there was such a thing as mess free glitter! Great post! 💗

    • Morgan Celeste
      December 24, 2017 / 7:39 am

      Thank you!! 💗

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