Have your kids been fascinated with the black glue they see at the store but you have no idea what it's for? After surfing the web I learned that black glue is great for acting as a “resist” to keep paint separate in art projects. These art projects for kids show how easy it is to use black glue to create beautiful pictures.
We rounded up 14 black glue art projects that are super simple to make at home. You probably already have the items at home to get started now. There 3 projects with hearts, 3 with flowers, 3 of items found in nature, and 5 ocean related pictures to make.
Art projects are a great way to end any Science lesson plan, by the way!
A Black Glue Art Project for Older Children
This Decalcomania technique uses black paper and black glue to create a random texture that resembles spindly tree branches, feathery foliage, or frost patterns. Enhanced with metallic liquid watercolor paints, these prints create moody, luminous landscapes or subtly textured abstracts that glow from within.
Watch the video. Then download the free printable lesson plan from Dick Blick.
How do you make black glue?
Black glue is a mixture of regular white glue with black paint or ink. The trick is to mix it very well. Then continue to mix often as you use it. Follow the black glue recipe and instructions over at KitchenTableClassroom.
Of course, you could always buy it, too.
Now the next time you walk past the art supplies and your child really, really wants a bottle of glue that's black you will know exactly what to do with it!