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Practical Ideas
Designed By Cheryl Ball


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.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time Needed for Project:
30 minutes plus drying time

Main Materials:
Elmer’s® Classic Glitter Glue – yellow and blue
Elmer’s® Tacky Glue
Horizon Acrylic Jewels – assorted colors 9mm
Horizon Magnetic Buttons – ¾”
Kunin™ Felt – Apple Green, Neon Lime, White

Click here to download a pattern for this project.

Classic Glitter Glue

CraftBond Tacky Glue 8oz.

Basic Materials:
Pop tops (8) per flower
Lid – from water bottle
Freezer paper
Cardboard – small piece


  1.  Cut a piece of freezer paper larger than cardboard.  Wrap cardboard with paper, shiny side up then fold and tape edges to back.
  2. Place pop tops on paper, right side up.  Squeeze a thick amount of Blue Glitter Glue onto pop top filling in both sections but not going over outside edges.  Fill lid to brim with Yellow Glitter Glue – the paint will shrink when dry.  Let dry.
  3. Cut out patterns from pattern sheet.  Pin patterns to colored felt and cut out number indicated.
  4. Glue inner leaves to center of larger leaves then glue to one side of white felt round where shown. 
  5. Glue lid to center of white round.  Carefully peel pop tops from paper and equally space around lid placing smaller opening toward center.  Glue in place. 
  6. Add a thin layer of Yellow Glitter Glue to center of lid.  Press five yellow Acrylic Gems into glue using crayon.  Press the tip of crayon onto top of jewel then position into glue – the crayon will hold it just long enough to place.  Let dry.
  7. Attach magnet button to back.



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