I have been drooling over the anthropologie-style wall letters (like these at Tip Junkie) and Elmers & Xacto gave me the perfect opportunity to make my own set with an Elmer’s Summer Craft Party! They sent me a big box of goodies including foam boards, glue sticks, glue dots, markers and more! They also sent us these adorable burlap canvas bags – my inspiration for our project. The Quirky kids and I invited another family over for a total of seven kids to have a great crafting time.
We love the finished product of our wall-art. Thank you Elmers ! And you, my beloved reader, have the chance to have your very own Elmer’s Craft Party too! Giveaway details below.
We used Elmer’s Mini Bi-Fold Foam Boards. These boards are the perfect size. Each foam board makes 2 – 12″ tall, 9″ wide letters. I made our letters a bit more narrow as I wanted a “taller” look. Trace the font of your choice onto the boards and carefully cut out the letters with a razor blade (obviously, the kids did not “help” in this phase).
Can you imagine a glue stick that can glue burlap to paper? And be strong enough that kids can fuss with it? I was very impressed with the Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue sticks! They are powerful stuff! Add a dag of glue stick or one of the glue dots and wrap your letters in textiles. We cut tissue paper into strips, added scraps of yarn, glitter, and of course burlap strips from our Elmer’s gift bags – it’s brilliant orange fits the color scheme of our playroom perfectly!.
Half the fun was trying to figure out how to “wrap” the yarn and the scraps. One of the kids had more fun knotting the yarn – and another had fun gluing her fingers and feeling how they stuck together.
Personally, I loved (yes, pun intended) the finished product.
Want to win some nifty Elmers supplies to have your own craft day?
Note: We have a winner!!!
My kids and some of their friends (Thanks, Laugh with us Blog) have voted! They want to make fairy houses! Jennifer Radtke is our winner! I will contact her shortly and arrange for Elmers to send her some supplies.
Leave us a comment and tell us what you would make with some of these Elmer craft supplies. Winner will not be chosen randomly. A kiddo will pick the craft they think is the most creative (or that they want to do next). Check out their site for lots of ideas! You may not be related to any of QM’s writers/editors or the child doing the “picking” to win (sorry, Mom). You must be a US resident to win.
Thanks bunches Elmers for making our day and sponsoring QM – the kids, myself and our guests enjoyed the supplies and the gift card. You made our day!