cut into little squares. You’ll also need a bunch of clear large glass gems. We used the 1 and 1/4″ sized gems that are flat on one side. We found them in the dollar store but the are also available in the link above.
Add a little bit of glue
with some water and mix together with a paint brush.
Next, trace your gems onto a piece of tissue paper. I cut out a whole stack at once and it worked well to cover each gem. A pretty princess pencil makes it more fun 😉
Baby Girl helped with the next part. She painted the glue mixture onto the flat side of each gem while I stuck the tissue paper on.
They are starting to look pretty fun!
Once the glue dried, we started playing! We didn’t even pull out the light box yet. Just playing with these colored stones on the table was fun. These would be so pretty in a flat dish with a Spring centerpiece or perfect for math activities. We sorted, stacked, made shapes, counted, named colors…how many ways can you think of to play and learn with colored gemstones?
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