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Earlier in the week I was ask to participate in the Elmer’s #GlitterNGlue Craft Project. My mission was to create a trick or treat bag using both the Elmer’s Glue Spots and Foam board. I used to be crafty, but in the past few years I seem to have lost my crafty touch and time! So, it was nice to be able to slowly get back into it.
I immediately thought I should do a ‘cookie jar’ using a gift bag. I guess that means it’s a cookie bag not a jar, but regardless as long as it holds candy, my son will be happy!
The first stop on my crafting trip was to Walmart to pick up my Elmer’s products that I would need.
Finding the foam board was easy since it was on an end cap. The glue spots though took me a while and a few tries to find, which figures they would be on the next aisle over after I went to several different areas to find them. The glue spots can be found with the scrapbook materials.
I had never used the glue spots before; however, once I did use them I was hooked. When you open them it’s like a paper backing then you place the item you want glued on top of the glue spot and peal it off. They work so much easier than traditional glue plus they hold well. I enjoyed that they were easy for kids to use and with no mess. I did accidentally stick a few to my kitchen table. Whoops!
The supplies I used were:
1 Elmer’s Foam Board in Black
1 Package of Elmer’s Medium Size Glue Spots
1 Sheet of Brown and Black Felt
1 Large Orange Bag
1 Medium Size Orange Bag
Black and Orange Tissue Paper
Foam Alphabet Stickers
Xacto Knife (I just used a regular knife)
I started by cutting out small squares that would be the backs of my cookies. These squares do not have to be perfect since you will be covering them up. Then, I made a larger rectangle that I did want to be fairly precise to go on the front of the bag. I used the ruler to guide me in cutting this. This would have your letters on it to spell out your child’s cookie jar or whichever saying you prefer.
Next, I cut out round shapes with the tan felt and smaller round circles out of the brown felt to be the chips. I used the glue spots, which is the white sheet above, to apply these. I applied the larger tan circles to the square foam shapes that I cut shown above. Then, I applied glue spots to the small brown felt chips and put those on top of the tan circles to make the cookies.
Here are my cookies, which are very similar to the cookie costume that I made my son. Very simple! Next, I cut out a top to the cookie jar with the smaller orange bag. You can do any shape you would like. I attached it to the larger bag by using the pipe cleaners and the glue spots. Then, I used my foam letters to make my label for the cookie jar. Once I had it spelled out and stuck to the foam backing, I used the glue spots to attach it to the bag. I did attach it a little bit crooked, luckily my son will not mind.
Next it’s time to attach the cookies. Using the Glue Spots simply add glue to the back of the foam and attach to the bag. I also attached a few to pipe cleaners and hung those over the bag so that it would look like it was overflowing with cookies.
I used the tissue paper just to give it a little dimension.
It’s a little corky but my son loves it. This one is really easy to do with young kids which is what I wanted b/c I was able to let my toddler help me with the letters and different parts of the project. I also learned that I’m not nearly as crafty as I used to be. I learned this even more when I saw this bag from Pretty Hand Girl. I know you are thinking what I thought…Amazing!?! I want one!
Of course, I have a feeling this bag will be full of a lot of this.
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Are you ready for Halloween? What is your child going as? Do you make the costumes or buy them already made?
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #gluenglitter #collectivebias #CBias. All thoughts and opinions of the products are my own. Thanks!