Keepin’ It Real

I saw this Pin on Pinterest and was inspired.

Looks like fun!

Click on pic to see original project.

That project consists of putting glue on a sheet of projector transparency, adding dye to it, then letting it run and dry.

Months ago I had added food coloring to different bottles of Elmer’s glue and had been waiting for the perfect project to use the pretty colored glue.  I saw the above pin just before our camping trip a few weeks back and thought it would be a great camping craft and a great way to use the colored glue.  The problem was that I knew it would take awhile to dry and drying art doesn’t travel well.  My solution was to sandwich the glue between two transparencies.  That way we could stack them for the drive home.

The boys each created their designs.

Jeremia added glitter to his.

We put a transparency over the top causing the glue to smoosh together.  It was really fun and cool to watch.

We made a bunch of them.

When we packed up to go home, they were still wet, but we had expected that.  I carefully stacked them for the trip home.

When we got home I punched holes in the corner of each sheet and hung them outside to finish drying.

Weeks later they are still wet and look kinda gross.

Now I feel like a dummy for thinking they would dry, since clearly the glue needs airflow to dry.

We still have tons of transparencies and glue so we will try this again without sandwiching the sheets.

I thought you’d like to see that not all of my ideas work out.




Filed under Entertain Me, Feeling Fartsy, Kids

2 responses to “Keepin’ It Real

  1. Ma

    It was still a great camping project. It’s fun for me to see who’s art is who’s. :^D

  2. We did have fun making them. Conrad’s is the first one, Ami’s is the second one and Jeremia’s is the last one. We made them so quickly it was hard to keep track of whose was whose on all of them. We tried to wake Keegan up to make some, but he slept through it.

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