This project could work with a variety of art techniques and allows for your child/ class to have or share a keepsake of exploring a variety of art making processes. Here is just one. Additionally, creating interesting materials for written communication encourages engagement. Materials White paper (watercolour paper works best, but your could also use cardstock) Clear drying craft glue Glitter glue (optional) Items to make circular prints (we used caps, spools etc.) You could use other objects- this is just a starting point. Shallow containers (for glue & water) Watercolour paints Paintbrush Smock Finishing coat such as Modge Podge (optional) Circle punch (or circular cap, pencil & scissors) Pre-made cards (can be purchased at craft, dollar, office or stationary stores) or make your own, folding over pieces of cardstock. Envelopes Wet cloth for clean up Directions Using your circular objects, dip them in the craft glue and apply to your paper. Allow to dry overnight or as specified. Paint over the glue resist with watercolours. Allow to dry overnight. We painted over our project with a finishing coat of Modge Podge to add a bit of shine and texture (using a more stiff bristled brush). Allow to dry overnight so it will not stick to your punch. We then punched out circles out of the work and glued them to cards. You could also attach them to the outside of the envelope as well. (Instead of a circular punch, you could also flip the work over, trace light circles with a pencil and cut them out. Any shape will work- be creative! This is simply a starting point.) Be sure to add your child’s name and the year on the bottom corner and share your personalized cards. Purpose Exploring the idea of a resist technique, developing fine motor skills, creating interesting materials for communication purposes Safety Notes Be sure to use scissors with adult supervision. Follow the directions for use of glue and be sure to chose brands that are non-toxic. Please like & share: 2 Responses Katie May 1, 2014 Mollie says, “This looks fun. Let’s make it!” Andy says, “I love it!” Reply Bonnie Scorer May 1, 2014 “It was quite fun. The other times that we did it, we squirted the glue into all sorts of designs!” Reply Leave a Reply to Bonnie Scorer Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.