Art, Cultural Heritage

Great Monuments – Glitter Art

Architectural monuments (and not only monuments) are an intrinsic part of any cultural heritage.  I’ve decided to propose an activity which would somehow be related to architecture. Before you start your work, I suggest you take this very short quiz I’ve found on the Internet; younger kids don’t necessarily know the difference between The Eiffel Tower and The Leaning Tower of Pisa, do they? You can download the quiz here. So, now that the little ones are knowledgeable enough, let’s get down to business: namely, architectural designs. This time, we will be drawing with glitter. 🙂

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WE WILL NEED:

  • A2 thick coloured paper 
  • Glue
  • Glitter powder
  • Screw caps
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Any object which can be used as a stamp

How to do it

The technique of creating this masterpiece is easy. Watch this short video which shows the entire process of crafting from scratch. This is the version where we use glitter powder. For those of you who are not into trinkets, I recommend using a regular poster paint; your work will be equally neat, but well, less glittery.

Finished Artwork

Here are a few examples of the results of Anka’s one-hour hard work. As they might not be easy to decipher, let me explain what the drawings feature: the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Colosseum and finally, a castle, just a castle, most likely a medieval one.

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