Introduction: White Glue Pumpkin Ornament

My children enjoy building all the cool things they discover on Instructables - and wanted to create one for their own. My youngest son (Wesley) is 8, and this is a project he wanted to show everyone how to build. What is it? We call it a White Glue Ornament. Have fun!

Step 1: Gather Supplies.

  • Wax paper
  • Sharpie
  • White glue
  • Food coloring

Step 2: Draw Out Design.

  • Using a sharpie (dark colors tend to work best) - draw out your shape.
  • Intricate designs are difficult to cut out for little hands - so if creating with a child, help them "keep it simple!"

This project is being done by my 8 year old son - Wesley.

Step 3: Fill Shape With White Glue.

  • White glue is easy to put down - simply follow the lines.
  • Once you have your outline covered, add more glue in-between the lines.
  • Use a brush to spread the glue so inside the shape is completely covered with glue.

Step 4: Add Color.

  • Add drops of food coloring to the wet glue for the color you are after. Wes used yellow food coloring on the body of the pumpkin.
  • Use the paint brush to swirl the color and "mix" with the glue for an even consistency.
  • Wes also added drops of green food coloring to the stem.

Be sure and thoroughly wash out the brush... or it will be no good for future projects!

Step 5: Let Dry...

The hardest part for children (and adults) - is waiting.

  • Wes started this project mid-day. It was completely dry by 7 the next morning. Because the glue goes on pretty thick, expect at least 12-hours for it to be completely dry.
  • Once it is dry - use scissors or X-acto blade to cut out.

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DIY+Hacks+and+How+Tos made it!(author)2016-10-26

Clever. I never thought about making ornaments with a base of just glue before.

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