Rambo Alert – TwitterMoms – Glue Dots Oh My!! I was so excited to be a part of the Glue Dots Summer Craft event!

The Glue Dots Project immediately brought to mind my niece Erika. There is a story behind my excitement so please indulge me, as a share my parenting story first.

Glue Dots Summer Bonding Project

You see I have a wonderful, loving niece who as a teen, had a passion for scrap booking and crafts. We spent many nights scrap booking together. Today,  Erika loves to do crafts with her three year old baby girl. Of course that makes Lulu, as well call her, my great niece. I am so pleased with and darn proud of my niece; she is a wonderful mom and has a beautiful, well behaved, and charismatic daughter. No one in the family would have ever imagined her life would turn out this way. You see, my niece was one of those unruly teens and I was the wicked aunt who took up the challenge of taming her. She lived with our family for some time, and after moving out continued working in our office until she graduated from high school. With due diligence we kept her close, rallied for family support, and expelled more love than could be imagined. My niece went on to married a fine man, further her bookkeeping skills, and give us precious  Lulu!

When I told Erika about the Glue Dots Summer Bonding Project she was excited too! “Another project for Lulu and I, oh yeah we can do that!” Without further delay I would like to share with you Erika’s quick and inexpensive Glue Dots Summer Bonding project, suitable for boys and girls alike. These cute canisters serve an abundance of purposes, including a lovely way to store just about anything, fun and economical project to create with kids, and a great way to recycle cans, jars, or boxes.

Glue Dots Summer Bonding Project Materials:

glue dots (craft size)

crystal light can

12×12 scrap book paper (on hand)

green ribbon (on hand)

buttons (on hand)


Clean a crystal light canister (or any can you have lying around) dry well

Cut paper to size of can

Using the Go dispenser, roll glue dots along the edge of the paper.

Apply Glue Dots to container and continue to do so every 2 inches.

Glue Dots Kids Canister Project

Be sure to use glue dots along the paper crease.

Applying Ribbon to Craft

Apply ribbon to cover paper crease.

Glue Dots Ribbon

On the opposite side of ribbon use one glue dot to hold ribbon in place, wrap around the can and tie.

Glue Dot Canister Craft

Decorate as desired based on use or by theme

Attach Ribbon with Glue Dots

The buttons and foam letters spelling out “buttons” were attached with one glue dot each.

Summer Bonding Buttons Craft

Try using an empty Grated Parmesan Cheese Canister to use as a Ribbon Dispenser!

Glue Dots Ribbon Dispenser

Ribbon Dispenser

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Glue Dots Go Dispenser is quite convenient for younger children to roll onto paper. The glue dots have great substance and the adhesive is very durable. The spacing of Glue Dots make placement easy and consistent.

I would like to thank Glue Dots and Twittermoms for this opportunity. 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 for Twittermoms or visit Glue Dots Facebook fan page.