Thursday, July 8, 2010
Glue Dots Summer Bonding Project: Squidward Hat
Yep another foam hat. But this one is different. L made it.
Here's the back story: I was recently sent a variety of Glue Dots as part of a Twitter Moms promo.
The assignment was to use the dots to create something cool, and then submit it to a contest. (You can find out more about the contest here.)I decided to keep it simple, so maybe someone else could use the idea too, instead of wallpapering my car with Glue Dots or something equally wacky that no one else would want to do.
This project was constructed out of foam hats and fun foam from the dollar store, and Glue Dots. In order to help L, who isn't yet very proficient with the scissors, I cut out the shapes to construct Squidward's face. (Don't know who Squidward is? He's the grumpy old squid from Spongebob.) L advised me during the cutting process that he wanted Squidward to look "really cross". I helped him affix the glue dots to the pieces, and then he assembled the face.
It was a quick, easy project, and L had a lot of fun. He has some sensory issues, and typically doesn't like glue, or anything messy. Glue Dots solved that problem. He thought the they were cool.
The no-mess, and instant gratification factor (no waiting several hours for glue to dry,) would make this a great project for groups of kids, like parties, Sunday School classes, or just your houseful of bored kids.. If your kids aren't Spongebob fans, you could make whatever their favorite character or animal is.
Glue Dots are cool. I don't know how I've been crafting this long without them. Check out them out on Facebook, to find out more about the products, and what you can do with them.
Disclosure:I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Glue Dots blogging contest to be eligible to receive a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.