Saturday, June 4, 2011

GlueArts Crafts for Kids Day Five!!

Summer may not quite be here yet...but warm weather definitely is!

We loved Designer Lisa Day's idea for the fan! Not only is it quite, a kid friendly craft but it's smart too!!

Designer Jan Hennings has an easy to make and practical bulletin board that kids can help with and then pin their projects too!!!

All this week's projects have been designed with GlueArts adhesives that are kid friendly! And the perfect combination with this week's kids crafts!!

Summer Fan
Designed by: Lisa Day

Glue Arts PermaTac
Glue Arts PermaTac Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Hot Glue and Gun
Patterned Paper - Pink Paislee
Twine - Divine Twine
Cloud Punch - Fiskars
Flower & Border Punch - EK Success
Popsicle Stick

I know it's not really summer yet, but it's heating up quickly and it sure feels like it!

Step 1: Cut a 5" x 12" piece of patterned paper and then layer on top a 2 1/2" x 12" piece of patterned paper that has been punched out with a border punch. Use a lot of PermaTac to keep it together when you are pleating.

 Step 2: Punch out 5 clouds and 10 flowers. Using a lot PermaTac on the back of your clouds and flowers apply them to the scene you are creating. 2 flowers stack together. I rolled back the extra adhesive on my clouds and flowers to keep them clean before I stuck them down.
Step 4: Hand-stitch a stem using twine for each flower.
Step 3: Add a small 1/2" circle to the center of each flower using a PermaTac adhesive square. Pull off any excess adhesive before you remove the circle from the adhesive lining.
Step 5: Using the popsicle stick as a guide. Pleat your scene back and forth to form the fan. I used the side of the popsicle stick to flatten the seams as I went along.

Step 6: Flip over the pleated scene and thread some twine through the folds in the back to pull the pleats together.
Step 7: Before you pull the twine tight hot glue a popsicle stick to the middle of the fan.
Step 8: Pull the twine really tight and then wrap it around the bottom of fan a few times to hold it in place. Tie off the end in the back.
Step 9: Apply a few small dots of hot glue to the twine to keep it from slipping off the bottom of the fan.
Step 10: Give the completed fan to a cute girl to keep herself cool this Summer!

October Afternoon/Glue Arts Bulletin Board
Designed by: Jan Hennings
Finished size: 14" x 16"


Hot glue gun and melt sticks (Glue Arts), Paper, buttons, metal buttons (October Afternoon), diecut alpha's (Sizzix), George and Basic Shapes Cartridge and Cricut (Provocraft)burlap, push pins.

1.)Start with a 14" x 16" piece of foam board. (Found in framing departments)

2.) Cut a piece of burlap 16" x 18".
3.) Lay the mat board face down on the burlap and hot glue around the edges.

4.) Using recycled cardboard. Sizzix and the lower case alpha's, cut the words,

Hitch your wagon to a star. You'll replace the "o" in your and to with a metal button.

5.) Use "George and Basic Shape cartridge, cut a 4" star.

6.) Take your picture and cut the right hand side of the house, so the photo will fit in the corner.
7.) Arrange the house, photo and words on the bulletin board and hot glue into place.

8.) Hot glue the star in place and glue the word star on top.

9.) Place a push pin through a hole in the button and hot glue into place.

10.) Repeat #9 for as many buttons and push pins you need.

GlueArts would like to help your summer fun and give you a chance to win some of our must have GlueArts Kid Friendly Adhesives!! 

Simply leave us a comment and we'll enter you to win our Glue Arts Adhesive Squares are the perfect adhesive for kids to use. Easy, clean, no mess and well...they stick! Post a comment today for a chance to win a roll of our Adhesive Squares, Mini Adhesive Squares and our 3D Combo Pac that has our U Cut It foam and our Raisen's!

And guess what...we're going to tuck a bonus in...a sheet of our Accent it All Vinyl in Black, White and Green,Yellow for you to try out too!

We'll pick a brand new winner on Monday to enjoy these goodies!! 

We have a new partner we're working with all next week! Let's see...a clue to help you... how about Transparent Bits!

See you Monday for a new week of inspiring ideas with GlueArts! 


  1. The fan is just too cute! Love that bulletin board. Work well for adults too!

  2. Cute fan- and sturdy too! Fab bulletin board!

  3. cute projects-would love to win some adhesive!!

  4. Love them! The fan is especially cute- and usefull!


  5. Great projects thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

    later tater,

  6. Great idea. Would love to try it and love your products.

  7. I am DEFINITELY going to have the kids at Pottery Barn Kids make the fan. Too cute. And useful, considering we live in warm Orange County, CA!

  8. awesome the little cute

  9. Very cute fan and bulletin board.

  10. I haven't commented all week because I felt it would be nice for a kid or a mom with a kid to win this.... but I just had to say thanks for the great fan tutorial. I love this idea and will be making one for ME. Don't give me the prize if I would happen to be selected - give it to a mom like I said.

  11. Fun ideas. That fan could be embellished so many ways, and a great project for kids.

  12. Adorable and useful projects!

    Carol B

  13. cute!! I just LOOOVE that fan!!! These are adorable projects!!

  14. I think the fan is cute, but the bulletin board is great for boys or girls. Love the ideas. Thanks for sharing

  15. I love both projects...and Glue Arts (of course)! All of my granddaughters would love to make a fan - thank you for the tutorial!

    dabblesbydeb at yahoo dot com

    Debbie Yates

  16. Great projects to keep kids busy this summer. I would love to try your products!

  17. Cute fan for cute and lovely kids this summer. Let me try this together with my kids for them to keep busy this summer.
    uniform medical

  18. Great ideas, I love the fan idea, very cute!

  19. The fan works well for adults as well! Thanks for the great ideas and giveaway :)

  20. Sweet little fan and so much fun for kids to make :)

  21. love the fan thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Sweet ideas! I do crafts with a group of inner city kids every week and always need new ideas. Thank you!! Free supplies are always welcome too! Thanks for the chance to win some!