"Gemmies" as the children call them, are a well loved item at our school.
We have played with them on the light box and in our marble runs, and now thanks to the blog Play at Home Mom, we got the idea to use them in our artwork.
These window sun catchers are very beautiful, but also very simple to create. It also kept everyone's interests the duration of the project.
We started our project by painting plain wood picture frames.
Next have the children add a thick layer of glue and then push it all around the frame with a paint brush.
Have them position the gems wherever they like on the frame.
Finally, let dry for a couple days.