Ceramic and Glass Loose Parts are those unique materials that don’t often get into the hands of children enough. From glass beads to ceramic tiles to prisms, there are many opportunities for children to explore, build, and create with.
A Loose Part can become anything! Bringing Ceramic and Glass Loose Parts can expand your atelier, construction, and dramatic play opportunities for creative explorations with your children.
Small Ceramic Tiles. Great for patterning and designing in the atelier.
Prisms are fabulous for light exploration.
Gems! My favorite for sensory, building, collaging on, light and shadow, and much more.
Glass and ceramic beading found in clearance sections of craft store or off old necklaces repurposed for chandelier making.
Oddly shaped gems found at dollar store.
Ceramic glass filled window blocks! Great for filling with other Loose Parts or items for further exploration.
Ceramic stones embellished with Chemistry elements (or any label).
List of Ceramic and Glass Based Loose Parts
- Ceramic Tiles
- Glass Beads
- Flower Pots
- Granite Scraps
- Cabinet Door Knobs
- Small Mirror Disks
- Sea Glass
- Glass Vase Beads
- Drawer Knobs
- Tiny Bottles
Ceramic and Glass Loose Parts Examples in the Classroom
Ceramic Tiles set up with gems on the light table as a literacy based provocation.
Gems and marbles inside a frame are great for self-portrait explorations and design creation.
A simple invitation to create and sketch with the fillable ceramic/glass blocks!
Another great self-portrait provocation utilizing ceramic mirrors and glass gems combined with other Loose Parts!
How are you using Glass and Ceramic based Loose Parts? Comment Below!
Be on the lookout for the rest of our blog series on each of the 7 Loose Parts!
In case you missed our previous blogs in this series, click on links here!
Micheals has all their Halloween craft supplies on 60% off. I found glow in the dark gems that I am really excited to use in the classroom! I hope that they actually glow and will work well with the light table. Thank you for all this great loose parts inspiration! I love everything!
Thanks for the tip, Amanda! Michael’s is a craft store here in the US!