Tuesday, August 6, 2013

DIY Texture Rubbing Plates With Elmer's Glue

You can make your own texture rubbing plates with Elmer's Glue, card-stock and paper. 

My 6 year old daughter made this flower. 
Just draw a simple shape on card-stock and cut it out.  
Then, glue it down to another piece of paper. 

This project is perfect for basic shapes like flowers, fruit, and vegetables. 
It is also lovely with fish, bugs, birds, or sea creatures (like jelly fish and squids)!
You can even write words!

Make lines, patterns and shapes with Elmer's School glue. 
Wait for the glue to dry completely. 

When the plate is completely dry (the next day) you can lay a piece of white drawing paper on top
and use peeled crayons or Soy Crayon rocks to make a texture rubbing! 

Happy Texture Plate Making! 

Pink and Green Mama MaryLea

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julie said...

Fun! My kiddos have been wanting a set of those plastic leaf rubbing plates, but outlining leaves in school glue would make for a MUCH better (and less expensive!) project for them.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

That's a GREAT idea Julie!!
We may have to make some leaf rubbing plates too!

Pink and Green Mama

Ticia said...

You know, I tried this ages and ages ago, but I think I didn't make the shapes big enough, because it just didn't really show up. That combined with my kids then relative lack of fine motor skills.

Faigie said...

It's not so easy for the little ones to control the glue. I find that it often comes out too much or too little

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

That is why it is important for children to develop their fine motor skills and muscle control by using glue bottles. Practice and trial and error is how they learn any skill. They can always add more glue if they use too little and if they tend to use too much, I always say, "dot dot not a lot".

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