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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.

Making Cards, Glue Resist

Making Cards, Glue Resist  Making Cards, Glue Resist

Making Cards, Glue Resist Making Cards, Glue Resist Making Cards, Glue Resist

Making Cards, Glue Resist

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2 Responses

  1. Katie

    Mollie says, “This looks fun. Let’s make it!”
    Andy says, “I love it!”

    • Bonnie Scorer

      “It was quite fun. The other times that we did it, we squirted the glue into all sorts of designs!”


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