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Glue Resist Art Project for Kids


Glue Resist Art Project for Kids

You know how much children like to squeeze glue bottles?

Well, here’s a glue resist art project for kids that gives them the opportunity to squeeze out glue to their hearts content. And then to paint the whole thing once the glue has dried.

We did this with Halloween themes, just ’cause Halloween is around the corner, but you could do it with any image or theme, even completely abstract.

Glue Resist Art Project for Kids

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Glue Resist Art Project for Kids


1. Squeeze the glue out onto the paper into any image or design desired.

Tip ::  If you have a toddler or someone who has difficulty squeezing the bottle, offer the mini size or cut a larger hole in the top of the bottle.

Glue Resist Halloween Art

Glue Resist Halloween Art

Glue resist spider web

2. Let dry overnight.

Glue Resist Art Project for Kids

3. Paint on and around the dried glue lines with watercolor paint.

That’s all! Easy and fun!

Glue Resist Art Project for Kids

See how the glue lines resist the watercolor paint?

Note :: The pumpkin image above is one that I made with the glue but Daphne begged to paint it so I let her.

Glue Resist Art Project for Kids

Another Glue Resist Art Project for Kids

If your kid is into glue guns and/or you don’t want to have to wait overnight for glue to dry, you can make your glue image with a glue gun instead of a squeeze bottle of white glue. The large poster-board size spiderweb above is one that I made with a hot glue gun (and Daphne painted).

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  • Reply
    October 3, 2014 at 10:47 am

    My kids just saw this post with me. They are doing it right now! Fabulous idea!

  • Reply
    October 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Does the glue remain on the paper? Or do you peel it off? ?

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    shelly nelson
    March 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    back when i was in elementary we did this on black paper and used pastels to color. It made a stain glass effect. Till this day this is my favorite art project.

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    March 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I just did a similar project with my preschool class. But we put black paint in the glue so it made black outlines, then watercolored when dry. It looked like stained glass, and was very striking. I love this project.

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    June 24, 2015 at 8:09 am

    would this work on canvas and acrylics?

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