Glue Relief Art Craft For Kids – Learn & Link With Linky



We had a homeschool field trip where the class was art based as well as geared to science. The kids did  glue relief art. 

KNMA glue art main


Materials Needed:

A bottle of glue

Black construction paper or black cardstock

Crayons or oil pastels


White paint



The kids drew owls on their black construction paper with a pencil,  then they traced over their pencil lines with glue. Since this was a class and it was 2 hours they used hairdryers to dry the glue. Next The kids chose what color crayons (they used beeswax crayons) or you could use oil pastels and shaded in where the glue was not.  Then with a toothbrush they flicked paint over the paining to make it look like it was snowing. 

knma glue relief collage

The dried glue gave the artwork a 3D dimensional look and a texture. They turned out great! 

knma boys owl



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  1. How adorable and the look on their faces–priceless-my kids like being featured in my blog too–keep up the great work and thanks for sharing such a cool art project πŸ™‚

  2. Great way to keep kids entertained! Great masterpiece !

  3. I don’t think I even knew you could make art with glue! What a fun idea! I love your kid’s artwork, they’re so cute!

  4. I love the Owl art! They did a fantastic job! Fun – a great project for cold winter days! I am positive Davey & Isa would love this! What is so nice is we have all of the supplies needed.

  5. This is really fun! I’m sure the children had a great time doing this!!

  6. I love easy craft projects like this. We’ll have to try this at my house!

  7. What a neat idea. I have never heard of this before.

  8. What a cool idea. I’ve never seen or heard of using glue to use as a boundary.

  9. I didn’t realize you could use glue like this. They did a great job!

  10. fun idea. i haven’t done glue relief in forever- may try that with my Sunday school kiddos this weekend

  11. That is so cool! I’ll have to remember this for when my daughter is a bit older.

  12. I am going to have to make some crafts!! So inspired.

  13. Such a good idea! First time hearing of it. Love the owls!!

  14. Wow they look great! They did a much better job than I could ever do!

  15. Very cool! Your kids are quite the budding artists!

  16. How cute! this looks so fun! I bet my nephews would love this!

  17. That looks great! Colorful and fun and easy to do.

  18. That is such an awesome art project! I seriously love it! I need to do this with my kids. They turned out so cute!

  19. I dont remember doing this as a kid. It’s a very cool way to draw and the artwork came out great.

  20. Wow, I’m impressed at how well the kids can draw! Those are so nice owls! Love the project too. Very cool way to use glue .

  21. What a really neat craft idea. I might have to do this with my two youngest. They both want to be artists when they grow up. I have all the supplies too!

  22. That is a neat idea. I like how it gave it a kind of 3d look.

  23. Love all the great uses for glue.

  24. That looks like a fun project. Would love to try that with my daughter.

  25. What cute owl glue relief artwork that your children created! I think that my kids would really enjoy this activity.

  26. Wow, what little artists you have!!

  27. So cool! I would love to do this with my boys πŸ™‚

  28. That sounded like a great trip! And their Owls look great!! What a fun time they must have had!

  29. I just really like that idea so much. The snowy touch is just the best!

  30. Fun! They look like they really enjoyed making those. I didn’t know they made beeswax crayons.

  31. This looks like fun and those pictures turned out fabulous too! We will try this!

  32. Wow! That looks great! They really do have a 3-dimensional look. I need to do more crafts like this with my son.

  33. That is really interesting. I remember I was fascinated playing with glue (in contained environments πŸ™‚ ) when I was a kid, so it makes sense that this craft would be really fun.

  34. Their project looks awesome!! I never know what to do with our black construction paper, it’s always the last to get used. Thanks for the inpsiration!

  35. That is a very neat idea. My son would maybe sit still to do this project!

  36. These are so cute! I love the owls. What a great way to use black construction paper.

  37. These are awesome. My oldest would really enjoy doing this.

  38. Looks like a fun project! Some adults *cough* might even enjoy it!

  39. They did a great job. They look very happy to post with their pictures. πŸ™‚ I’ve never heard of glue relief art, but I like it!!

  40. This project looks like a lot of fun for kids. I think I will try it out with my children.

  41. I am always on the look out for a new craft, and this one is definitely a fun change of pace! thanks!

  42. I am linked up. Thank you for hosting. πŸ™‚

  43. How fun! What a great project. I’d love to do this with my daughter, we’re always looking for fun projects to do with the weather being too cold to head outside.

  44. Oh this brings back memories of doing this when I was little! I love the owls. Your boys look like they had a blast creating too!

  45. I so admire your energy and have such deep respect for what you do for your kids. I truly don’t know how manage to you handle 5 kids, homeschooling, households, blogging and I’m sure so much more. You are such an awesome mom πŸ™‚

  46. This turned out so cute and is a neat idea. I didn’t know you could do a craft like this with glue.

  47. I always forget how much I love art on black paper will I see it. I am glad I bought some today!

  48. Great idea! I used to do crafts like this with the girls when they were younger. Glue is an awesome accent on artwork and kids think it’s so cool.

  49. Oh these are very cute! I’ve had a thing for owls lately. Also, I can’t imagine having five children! I’m about to have my third, and that seems like a lot!

  50. I almost forgot about glue relief art. I can’t wait until my kids are a little older for fun projects like this!

  51. What a fun project. I love the finished product!

  52. What a fun project… love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing, the little ones sure can be proud of their masterpiece …

  53. Those glue projects are very good. The kids are very artistic and creative πŸ™‚

  54. Oh those projects actually look great. Something else for me to try with my own kids. Thanks for sharing.

  55. Very cool. My little one did this in art class not too long ago and loved it!

  56. What a great craft for kids. I will definitely have to do this with my daughter.

  57. What a fantastic craft project. Your boys made some beautiful art πŸ™‚

  58. I love this idea! I just bought some black card stock too and I have all the supplies, even an extra tooth brush.

  59. Great pictures. Very creative idea. Hmmmm I wonder if I can do this for a couples date night activity!? LOL

  60. It sounds like a great field trip. I love their art and the process they used to make it. Thanks for sharing at the After School Link up.

  61. Wow! Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing with After School!

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