Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Glue Dots: Summertime Bonding with TPMG

Glue and my then 18 month old just didn't mix when it came to crafts.  My daughter used to try to eat the glue.  I needed another alternative.  As a scrapbooker, I pulled out my glue dots for toddler-friendly craft projects and never looked back.    Now Em is almost 3 and still loves to do crafts.

Since I became a member of our local moms club, I often use Oriental Trading crafts at playgroups.  The benefits of using glue dots are that they are not messy and they are easy for the kids to use.  A lot of the other moms use them to.  Don't you feel validated when other moms do things similar to how you do them?  Or is that just me?

The glue dots also bond instantly to most surfaces (except in my experience not so well with felt).  Hallelujah, no having to wait for projects to dry.  I hated how Emily would be running around with her wet gluey sticky projects.  Meany mommy would have to explain to her that they needed to dry before she could show them off or play with them. 

I also like that the glue dots are acid free which means they will not damage the product they are adhered to (such as change the color of the paper) so you can put your child's art project away for years to come (or just until they forget about it and you throw it away).  You know you do it to!  It is okay to admit it.  Honestly, we all do it.

Glue Dots and Twittermoms joined together recently for a Glue Dots Summer Bonding Project contest.

Here are two of my favorite projects that I did recently with glue dots:

High chair banner for Madison's first birthday party
Em got involved since she a) loves crafts and b) she loves birthday parties. She put the stickers and the Glue Dots on and pressed the card stock onto the Glue Dots.
As you can tell one of the little triangles fell off.  It kept getting knocked into as people walked by her high chair and Em kept tugging at it. 

Emily's Rewards Chart

You can see the before (my layout shot) and my after shot of Emily's chart project.  We are trying to get her to do certain things on a daily basis.  I am going to add some specific things under each category (like under potty it would include going potty but also flushing and washing her hands) and she will get stickers for those she does well each day.  We want to reinforce what she is doing well.  For every so many stickers she will get a small reward.  One of the moms in our moms club did this with her son and I thought it was a great idea.

For both projects I used Mini and Craft Glue Dots and also the Removable Glue Dots to hang the projects.

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Want to try Glue Dots for yourself?

To enter TPMG Glue Dot's Giveaway:

Just leave a comment about what project you would use your glue dots for.  If the chosen entrant does not comply with this requirement and their name is chosen, another name will be selected.

One winner will be randomly chosen to receive 3 Glue Dots Dot n Go Adhesive Dispensers (1 mini, 1 craft, and 1 removable).  Remember to have your email listed in your Blogger profile or to include your email address in your comment.

The contest will end on July 20, 2010.  The winner will be notified on July 21, 2010 and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Contest open to U.S. and Canadian residents.

Good luck!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Glue Dots blogging contest to be eligible to receive a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here


Lourie said...

Hmmmm....my kids are always wanting to do crafty things. These dots would make it easier for sure.

Hannah said...

I'd use these to make some homemade thank you cards.

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Angela R. said...

I need to make birth announcements for my boys, so I would use this to help me out!

Nicole said...

I'm getting married in October and as a DIY bride, these would definitely come in handy! :)


Colleen Jeanne said...

I would use them for hanging up decorations for my parents anniversary party!


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