Everyone uses Glad Press ‘n Seal in the kitchen, right? (If not, you totally need to. It puts all other cling wraps to shame.) Have you ever used it for crafting? My girls and I discovered a whole new way to use Glad Press ‘n Seal, and it was so much fun. And we made the cutest project – 4th Of July Resist Paintings.
Resist painting is so much fun with little ones because they can go crazy with paint everywhere. Then when the paint dries and the resist is removed, they are amazed to see what the blank space left behind creates. Plus if you don’t already have everything you need, all of the supplies can easily be purchased at Walmart.
Who am I kidding, I was amazed to see the results. And we even discovered a bonus craft along the way as well.
I made the Glad Press ‘n Seal resist while the girls were playing. This part is defiantly a mommy job. Tip – use very sharp scissors. I started with an average pair of scissors, but they kept get stuck. I switched to a better pair of scissors a few stripes in and what a different. Sharp scissors are the key, trust me.
I cut the flag stripes free hand, using the table to hold down the Glad Press ‘n Seal while I cut. I didn’t stress about straight lines, I just made strips of approximately the same width. Then I pressed the Glad Press ‘n Seal directly to the construction paper, easy peasy.
But I wasn’t done. I wanted to try shapes. I used the star cookie cutters I bought for my Stain Glass Cookies to trace stars directly onto the Glad Press ‘n Seal. And I made star-shaped resists.
Again, press the Glad Press ‘n Seal to the edge of a table to hold Glad Press ‘n Seal while you cut.
By now the kids were begging to paint, otherwise I probably would have gone on making resists.
Before we got started, I covered my desk in Glad Press ‘n Seal. That’s right, my desk. I decide to really test Glad Press ‘n Seal, and I covered my antique, marble top desk with Glad Press ‘n Seal so the girls could paint in my office.
I explained to the girls how the resist would work, emphasizing the importance of painting over the edges of the Glad Press ‘n Seal. Then I let them paint.
When both paintings were done the girls realized they had gotten paint “on my table,” and were relieved when I told them it was ok. In fact, I told them to each draw a happy smily face right on the table.
You should have seen their shocked faces. But I reassured them, and they went to town.
Then I got another really good idea, and I pressed a piece of paper into the paint. More amazement. And a bonus craft too!
When we were done, my desk was covered in paint.
To clean up I simply rolled up the Glad Press ‘n Seal and the mess was gone. It was a genius mom day.
A few hours later when the paint had dried we removed the resist, and the final masterpieces were revealed. We can’t wait to paint with Glad Press ‘n Seal again, next time I think we will paint on a canvas for a more permeate piece of art.