Glossy Marker Art~ Kelsey

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Hey there I am Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks. I am so excited to be here on Life with the Crust Cut Off sharing a kids craft!! I am a mom of four and with summer break in full swing I have been thinking of something – anything to keep my kiddos busy! Today I am sharing how to make glossy marker art with a few supplies you probably already have on hand!
My two oldest boys will be in Kindergarten and First Grade this year so we have a long list of sight words to practice and keeping the letter sounds fresh in their minds helps a lot! I turned this craft into a learning activity with the boys and they didn’t even know it. For our glossy marker art we used the boys’ names but I asked them what sounds each letter in their name made and then asked them to think of a different word that started with the respective letter.
Glossy Marker Art -- Kid Craft
Glossy Marker Art -- Kid Craft
For this craft you will need the following supplies:

  • Liquid School Glue
  • Markers
  • Watercolor paper (or a thick cardstock)

Glossy Marker Art -- Kid Craft
Glossy Marker Art Directions:

  1. Use glue to draw a picture, name, letter or whatever your heart desires on a thick paper such as watercolor paper. Keep the glue lines rather thick because it will shrink down as it dries.
  2. Set the paper aside to dry for a few hours or overnight.
  3. Once the glue is dry start coloring over it with markers to create your one-of-a-kind glossy marker art!

I gave each boy a piece of watercolor paper and had them draw their name with glue. If they need to draw with a pencil and then trace with glue that is fine too! If you have younger kids or don’t trust your littles then you can do the glue part.
Glossy Marker Art -- Kid Craft
Sometimes as you draw over the glue it makes a squeaking sounds which my boys thought was so fun – oh the things that amuse them!
It would be great to have a few glue drawings made up for the kids to color on a rainy day. We live in Florida and this time of year we get rain nearly every afternoon – this momma has to keep something on hand for sanities sake!
Glossy Marker Art -- Kid Craft
Glossy Marker Art -- Kid Craft
Who would have though their old school supplies and a piece of watercolor paper would make something so cool? I used to love making these when I was younger and to be honest I wanted to make one when I saw the boys making theirs! I could see our last name done in glossy marker art and framed to make a cheap piece of interesting décor!
Glossy Marker Art -- Kid Craft
Thank you to Parrish for having me – I can’t wait to visit again soon with another kids craft!
XOXO, Kelsey

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  1. From far away the photo looked blurry but then I realized that was because they used glue! That is GENIUS! Super cute project for almost any one at any age to enjoy!

    ~Cathy Mini~

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