Mini Monets and Mommies: Double-Sided Tape and Glitter Art Activities for Kids

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Double-Sided Tape and Glitter Art Activities for Kids

I’m totally a glitter girl. In all of my years teaching children’s art classes, I’ve found that no material is more loved, cherished and overall adored than the sparkly stuff. Put a jar, tube or messy pile of sparkles in front of your child and you will instantly see his eyes light up. My son is almost 14 and he still slyly says, “Hey mom, what are you making?” whenever the glitter comes out (I know that means he wants to use it, without running the risk of looking uncool and actually asking to get crafty).

Craft Activity

So, we all know that the issue with glitter (and the number one reason that the parents of my students say, “Thanks so much for using sparkles here, because we don’t at home”) is the mess. You can clean as much as you’d like when the art activity is over, but you’re still going to find random sparkling pieces everywhere from your child’s hair to the floorboards for what seems like weeks.

I’m still yet to find a solution to the mess factor. But, I didn’t happen upon one way to use glitter that doesn’t involve that added goopiness of glue. Obviously you need some sort of medium to hold the sparkly stuff in place. School glue is the obvious choice (I’ve also used paint, ice and modeling clay). This time we’re using tape. How? Double-sided tape! It perfectly holds those little shining bits on to just about anything (we used paper, craft foam and even a mason jar!) and is much easier than getting out the glue. This is such as simple craft that you’ll shake your head thinking, “I can’t believe I haven’t been using double-sided tape with glitter all along.”
Tape crafts

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Glitter

·        Double-sided tape

·        Anything that tape will stick to – This can be plain old paper, foam, felt, tissue paper, glass jars, plastic bottles, wood, and the list goes on and on.

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Peel the tape off and stick it onto the paper (or anything else you’re using as a surface). Your child can make sparkly lines, shapes, patterns, letters or words. We made letters with card stock paper and craft foam.
Alphabet art

2.     Sprinkle the glitter on top of the tape. Try not to touch the top of the tape too much. This tends to make it less sticky.
Sparkle Crafts
Jar art

Literacy crafts

3.     Shake off the excess onto a piece of paper or into a bag to use later.
Kids' crafts

4.     Repeat with new surfaces. Here’s a plastic Easter egg:
Kids' art

Here’s a glittered mason jar that we use to hold the extra sparkles:
Glass glitter

Are you looking for more shining crafts for kids? Follow my Pinterest board for ideas!
Follow Mini Monets and Mommies's board Kids' Glitter Art on Pinterest.


  1. Double-sided tape is perfect for glitter - I can't believe I hadn't thought of it before, lol!

  2. This is brilliant. My daughter love glitter and she would love this! Thanks for linking up with us #pintorials

  3. I loved this post and featured it in our Learn & Play Link Up! Thank you for sharing with us and hope to see there again next week!

  4. Nice knowledge gaining article. This post is really the best on this valuable topic.visit blog

  5. This article helps you in knowing more about how to decorate your kitchens with stylish curtains and also tells you cheap and easy ways to get the curtains that best suit their lifestyle. You can choose to decorate your windows just the way you want with these inspirational ideas. кассандр

  6. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking. tape storage

  7. Great write-up, I am a big believer in commenting on blogs to inform the blog writers know that they’ve added something worthwhile to the world wide web!.. get more info about tape storage

  8. It is truly a well-researched content and excellent wording. I got so engaged in this material that I couldn’t wait reading. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thanks.

  9. Thanks for sharing nice information with us. i like your post and all you share with us is uptodate and quite informative, i would like to bookmark the page so i can come here again to read you, as you have done a wonderful job. tape storage singapore

  10. Fantastic blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Many thanks! tape storage to buy in singapore

  11. Thanks for posting this blog! keep posting!
    For Best Astrologer in Nagarabhavi. Contact us.

  12. hi was just seeing if you minded a comment. i like your website and the thme you picked is super. I will be back. best human hair tape in extensions

  13. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work. singapore tape storage

  14. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. tape storage in Singapore

  15. It’s really a nice and useful piece of information. I am glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us to date like this .thank you for sharing
    new jersey divorce law
    divorce new jersey

  16. Lapis lazuli is a deep blue gemstone that has been prized for its beauty and metaphysical properties for thousands of years. Here are some of the key meanings and associations commonly attributed to lapis lazuli lapis lazuli gemstone meaning