I tried a couple simple paper crafts using Glue Dots. Since my son is too young to do any crafts on his own, I was doing most of the work while he was watching. But wait, he did actively contribute to the project by handing me stuff that I needed, including Glue Dots Adhensives. That's the whole point of a bonding project, right? Here's a brief description of the two things we made.
Window Photo Frame
Supplies: pencil, thick card, thin card, clear plastic sheet, Glue Dots, crayons, and sissors.
Step 1: Make a sketch of a window and a backrest on the thick card, cut out the window frame and backrest. Color them as you like.
Step 2: Cut out a piece of clear plastic and stick it to the back of the frame with Glue Dots. Cut out a piece of thin card and stick it to the back to sandwich the plastic.
Step 3: Attach the backrest to the back of the frame in the center. Slide your favorite picture in between the plastic and board. Voilà! You now have a pretty handmade photo frame.
Monkey Desk Tidy
Supplies: crayons, pencil, scissors, thin card, glue, and an empty jar or tin
Step 1: Wrap a piece of thin card around an empty jar or tin (I used an empty pickle jar). Leave an overlap and draw a line, where Glue Dots will be applied.
Step 2: Draw a picture of a tree on the card and color it.
Step 3: Carefully cut out the tree and wrap around the jar or tin. Apply Glue Dots along the tab line.
Step 4: Draw and cut out a monkey. Color it and then stick it to the back of the tree. Now you have turned an otherwise useless jar into a handy desk accessory!
I also used Glue Dots to fix our paper growth chart onto the door and made it easier to track my child's height. I strongly encourage you to visit the TwitterMoms Summer Bonding Project page and read all the fun projects posted there. I admire those creative minds!
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