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Designed by: Cheryl Ball

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project.

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Advanced

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts
Time needed for project:
45 minutes

Elmer’s® Classic Glitter Glue – 10 pack (2)

5x7 frame with glass
Glass cleaner
Paper towels
Scotch tape
Bamboo skewers

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Right click and choose "Save As" to download a pattern for this project.


  1. Remove glass from frame, clean with warm water or glass cleaner then dry.
  2. Place pattern on work surface.  Add a small roll of tape in center on one side of glass.  Position glass over pattern then press to secure.
  3. Start paint on paper towel using an even pressure on tube.  Add gold glitter to center then fill in rings with colors shown, applying a thick even coat.
  4. To create design, place blunt end of skewer in center then pull out.  Wipe tip with paper towel then repeat step.  Divide design in quarters then each in half again then one within each remaining section.  More gold glitter paint can be added to center if needed.  Let dry.
  5. Replace glass in frame paint side out.  Apply a thin line of Craft Bond Glue along sides gluing close to frame.  Let dry.  Apply glue at sides – it may leak through if applied at corners.

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