Cool Popsicles with Gelli Arts® with Marsha Valk Lesson Plan


  • Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT) create a popsicle using a Gelli Arts® plate
  • SWBAT learn the cool colors from the color wheel
  • SWBAT learn technical skills in creating their popsicles


  • Gelli Arts® Student plate
  • Brayers
  • Acrylic paint in multiple bright colors
  • Paper
  • Newsprint
  • Masking tape (to tape newsprint to table)
  • Baby wipes
  • Aprons
  • Pencils
  • Craft foam
  • Double-sided adhesive
  • Embossing tool
  • Craft sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  • Popsicles – A piece of flavored ice or ice cream on a stick.
  • Cool Colors – The cool colors are green, blue, and violet.


Step 1: Create a couple of fruity craft foam stamps. Use adhesive backed craft foam or add double-sided adhesive to the back of plain craft foam. Draw shapes on the craft foam using an embossing tool or skewer. Then use scissors to cut the shapes out.

Step 2: Choose a couple of bright, cool paints to work with and start painting! Apply paint to the Gelli Arts® plate. Make marks with the DIY foam stamps and stamp the excess paint on the stamps off onto a spare sheet of paper or onto another print.

Step 3: You will need two prints of each design. Cut each pair of prints out and into a popsicle shape. Add more color and detail to the prints with colored pencils.

Step 5: Adhere a craft stick onto the back of the popsicle. Then apply glue to the other popsicle side and paste the two sides together.

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