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When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Main supplies:

  • Elmer’s® Foam Board
  • Assorted Dried Beans
  • Elmer’s® Squeeze ‘n Brush® Washable Paint
  • Brushes

Basic Supplies:

  • Elmer’s® Clear Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler & Cutting mat
  • Elmer’s® X-acto® Knife


1. Using a ruler, X-acto knife and cutting mat, cut a 12” x 12” square of foam core. Use the ruler to draw staggered rectangles on the foam core. Each rectangle will be a different color of ‘field’
 2. Use Elmer’s® Squeeze ‘n Brush Washable Paint Brushes to color each rectangle. Orange, brown, yellow, green or red. Allow to dry.
3. Using beans and the clear glue, fill each rectangular segment. Try different types of beans such as Lima or Dried peas. You can lay the beans in patterns on the rectangles, or fill the rectangles solidly. Set aside to dry completely.
4. Using the Elmer’s Squeeze ‘n Brush Washable Paint Brushes, paint the dried beans/peas with the same color as you used on the base of each rectangle. Apply a second coat if desired.

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