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Our Elmer's Spring Creation is Underway! (Giveaway)

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Elmer's recently asked us to create some fun spring crafts as part of their efforts to let everyone know about some of their most versatile and fun-to-use products.  We are HUGE fans of the Glue-All.  It literally can be used for a thousand uses!  We checked out some of the ideas online, and my husband chose a very simple, but super-adorable idea using tiles, tissue paper, and the glue.  Our process is a bit more basic than others, but it is effective and beautiful when dry.

We simply took clean, dry kitchen or bath tiles and coated them with a light coat of Elmer's Glue-All and a little water.  We used foam paint applicators to make it easy.  Then we used various shapes and colors of tissue paper to make colorful spring scenes. After everything is in place, we coated the entire tile with another coat of paint, and trimmed the edges when it was completely dry.


One of the videos we saw online actually used one half of a foam craft ball under the tissue to make some of the shapes "pop".  We did this with the centers of our flowers and also with a sun that my 7-year-old son made.  In all, we did 3 tiles of various sizes.  The kids can follow a design (like my husband's flowers below), or just tear up paper into rough shapes for a more abstract look.  Here are our creations!


As you can see, my husband used a crinkle technique to distress the tissue paper to make the flowers look like they have texture.

Husband's flowers

My flower!
My son's sun!


Wanna Win?  We are giving away some fun Spring DIY crafting kits from Elmer's!  Each kit contains:
· Elmer’s Glue-All
· CraftBond Tacky Glue
· CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
· Elmer’s Multipurpose Spray Adhesive
· X-ACTO Gripster Knife

To be entered to win, just share which craft you would do if you won!  We'll give you until May 15th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in. You can enter one time total per day (for each entry after the first entry, simply comment with "Today's entry!".) Giveaway is open to U.S. 18+ only, and be sure to give us a way to contact you if you win! (Don't forget to enter our other blog giveaways while you're here!)

*Samples and a gift card were received to participate.  Opinions are my own! 

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