Making Garden Markers (with kids) using Elmer’s Foam Board #GlueNGlitter #CollectiveBias

 What you need before you start:

Elmer’s Foam Board– we did the Bi-Fold Foam Board because that’s what seemed to be a good size plus the kids wanted to make a card too

Elmer’s 3D Paint Pens

Sandwich Sized plastic baggies (otherwise your markers will be ruined during rain event #1)

Barbeque bamboo skewers (or metal ones- or something you can use for a spike) (we did 2 per sign)

Xacto knife to cut foam board into the number/size markers you want

Markers,  seed packets, crayons, stickers to decorate your markers with

Scissors, tape

Elmer’s GlueAll (if you decide to adhere anything to your markers)

How To:
Open foam board packaging.  Decide how many markers you’d like to make and what size- an adult will need to cut these to size.  (I totally spaced on bringing the camera to the garage with me when I cut this but I’m going to assume this is OK)

Once markers are cut to size, decide what you want to write for the label of each marker.  We did a word on each marker (2 on one, because they are in a separate garden bed than our large garden) with the 3D paint pens.  Once the markers are labelled and the paint is dry, decide how to decorate them.  We did a few methods just to give you an idea- this is where you can really have some fun- magazine photos, hand drawn pictures, stickers, seed packets- sky’s the limit!!

Once the markers/pain/ glue  are dry, slip each into a plastic baggie so that if you hold the bag by the closure, the marker is right side up.  Seal the bag, tuck any loose bag under and around the back and secure with some good tape.

Stick a bamboo skewer into each side of the bottom of the marker- we did the pointy end right into the foam. 

Bring the markers out and put them in the garden to enjoy all season long!

You can check out my whole shopping trip for supplies for this project:

“This project has been compensated as part of a craft recipe project using Elmer’s #collectivebias” All opinions are my own.”

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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  • I love the way the 3D Paint Pens made these look, and the signs are so colorful - perfect for the garden.
  • Those turned out really cute - tell your kids I said so! LOL. I found you via your post on Twitter. =D Tina "the Book Lady" I have several giveaways that end today with around 40 entries - I'd love to have you enter. There are books for kids to adults. They are in the first 4 posts. =D Tina

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