Day #23 Catching The Sun

by Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at sara le rouxThe Creation Station Penistone and District

Today’s activity was suggested to me by the lovely Carol Jackson of The Creation Station West Berkshire – Thanks Carol!

I’ve come to realise that Boo loves playing with sticky glue more than paint sometimes so this activity was definitely going to win me some Mummy ‘Brownie Points’.

What You’ll Need

  • PVA Glue
  • Food Colouring – as many colours as you like
  • Dropper
  • Cocktail Sticks
  • Jar Lid – I used the inside of an empty peanut butter jar lid but something like the lid of a ‘Pringles’ tub would work just as well


Boo was very happy to get his hands on the whole bottle of glue again (will definitely need to start hiding it soon!) and we squeezed until there was a layer in the bottom of the jar lid.


Next I helped Boo to drop a little bit of each colour of the food colouring into the glue – definitely not a task for an excited pre-schooler to attempt alone! 🙂


I gave Boo a cocktail stick and we swirled the colours together in a lovely spidery web.  The key to this activity is definitely encouraging your little one to work on their self-control skills so that you don’t end up with a sludgy coloured sun catcher.


When we’d finished creating swirly patterns we popped our creation (still in the lid) onto the window sill – a couple of days to dry (and go clear) and then we’ll pop it out and hang it up – update to follow!


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 10 minutes (plus drying time)

Safety Tip: Be sure to keep an eye on your little one when they are using the sharp cocktail sticks to swirl the colours

Day #23 DONE! 77 to go!

Sara x

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