First, we had to gather the supplies:
– Elmer’s glue (about 2/3 full)
– black acrylic paint
– white paper
– watercolor paints + water
So I took my used bottle of Elmer’s glue, which was about 2/3 full at the time. I took the top off, poured a bunch of the black acrylic paint in it, put the lid back on, and shook it up.
Next, it’s time to pick your design. You can either sketch out a drawing with pencil, print out a design, or just freehand your picture. I recommend very simple designs for young children. Take your black glue and outline the picture. Once you’re done, set them aside to dry. We made this a 2-day project and let the glue dry overnight.
When the glue is dry, it’s time to grab your watercolor paints and get started.
The black glue will act as a border and keep most of the watercolors in place.
When you’re finished, you can put them on display.
I hope you’ll give black glue a try with your students.
You can find even more ideas for arts and crafts on my Pinterest board: