Who doesn't like glitter? Okay, maybe it can be a little messy, but many kids can't resist the allure of the sparkly stuff. There's something so joyous (and fancy!) about it!
Glitter Facts and Secrets
- It's also known as aluminum metalized polyethylene terephthalate.
- It's thought to have been invented in New Jersey in the 1930s.
- Today, it's still mainly manufactured in two factories...both in New Jersey. (Who knew New Jersey was the origin of so much glamour??)
- Craft glitter is the largest type of glitter; glitter in lipstick cosmetics is the smallest.
- Because it's so hard to clean up, it can be useful crime scene evidence.
- It's created via a highly secretive manufacturing process and involves a lot of science expertise. Total top secret stuff!
Here's a round-up of children's glitter books.
What's your favorite glitter book? Tell us in the comments below!