Faith that Sticks | #Arts and #Crafts

by Janice

Give your kids tools to express their faith in creative ways with Faith that Sticks!

This post is written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, and is part of a sponsored campaign with Tyndale. As always, our opinions are always 100% our own.

Faith That Sticks

“What does this one say, Momma?” my first grader, Olivia, asks me as she sorts through her new Faith that Sticks stickers from Tyndale, choosing her favorites for the arts and crafts activity we have planned.

Let’s sound it out: “Smile! God loves you a bunch!” we read together. The stickers are silver – Olivia’s favorite color – with bunches of sweet, sketched flowers. Perfect. Olivia chooses them and a package of silver foil Easter stickers to match, along with some small square stickers that say, “God loves me.”

With her stickers ready to go, Livvie gets out her paints, deciding to use a muffin tin for her paint tray. (That girl is clever — muffin tins are the perfect solution for paints.) Once I line the floor with paper to catch the mess, we are on to our project…

Simple and Fun Art Project for Kids — Matted Picture

Olivia loves to paint — what six year old doesn’t? She gets to explore her creative side while making a mom-sanctioned mess in the process!

For a fun yet simple arts and crafts project, we had decided to paint photo mat boards, along with a picture for the inside, and use Faith that Sticks stickers to decorate the matting and create a sticker collage picture.


Using pre-cut cardboard photo mat boards is a fantastic way to create an art project for kids that is inexpensive and yet produces a quality craft worthy of a keepsake. You can use your child’s decorated mat to frame a photo or their own painting.

Pre-cut photo mats can be purchased at craft stores, photo stores, or even at most dollar stores. I buy white mats so they are easy for the kids to paint over.


  • Pre-cut photo mat board (we used a white 8×10″ board with a 5X7″ opening)
  • White card stock or heavy paper for background picture – matching size
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Faith That Sticks stickers

Step 1

Paint! The first task is to paint the picture mat board.


We used a foam paint brush for quick, even application. Olivia chose to mix colors to create a lovely pink.

Step 2

Dry! While I used a hair dryer to speed up the drying process on the mat board, Olivia got to work on painting the background for her sticker collage.


Thank goodness for hair dryers — neither of us wants to sit around and watch paint dry!

Step 3

Glue! After we dried the mat board and the background painting, Olivia glued her mat board to her background.


This step can be done at the end, but Olivia wanted to be able to tell exactly what area of the background was going to show through the mat frame.

Step 4

Create! After gluing together her painting and mat board, it was time for Olivia to get creative making her Faith that Sticks sticker collage.


The butterflies and flowers were just right for decorating the mat and Olivia filled up her collage with bunnies, Happy Easters, and messages of God’s love.

Step 5

Admire! Ta da — work of art! After all the fun, (and a little bit of clean up,) Olivia had completed her project.


She loved it and I will make sure to pick up some more photo mats for the next time her cousins, Julia and Sophia, come over. This matted picture craft with Faith That Sticks stickers is a super fun and easy art project that allows kids to get creative while focusing on positive messages of faith.

For more information about Faith That Sticks visit their website or check them on Facebook.

Written and photographed by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom and owner of Janice Croze Photography

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nolie April 2, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Can you seriously be any smarter? I would have never thought of using a hair dryer to dry paint on kids art projects. I must remember this.


2 Bonnie Way April 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Love the idea of the muffin tin and the hair dryer! These stickers look cool – I’ll have to check them out for my girls! They love stickers… and I love the way these stickers would encourage some learning and conversations. :)


3 Cheryl Free April 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Stickers are so much fun!


4 Betsy Barnes April 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

It looks like a fun project! Great idea on the muffin tin and hair dryer, never ever thought of that years ago when doing crafts with my son, would have saved time :)


5 David April 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

It seems that society has changed so much since I was a kid, where faith is now regarded as something to be ashamed of. I can remember that we used to celebrate Easter and Christmas in school, and now they can’t even have a Christmas concert, and they call it “winter break”. I like these faith inspired stickers. It lets a kid express themselves in a way the school can’t touch.


6 anna April 9, 2014 at 9:51 am

What a wonderful art project and also I love your tips and fast drying ideas :-)


7 kathy stevenson April 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

This is a great idea! I can’t wait to try it with my girls!


8 Mary Withrow April 10, 2014 at 1:09 am

We love crafts, these frames they could make themselves for their own artwork from school and home!


9 Jeanna April 10, 2014 at 10:35 am

This looks like fun! My daughter LOVES anything to do with Arts & Crafts! We will be trying this. Thank you!


10 Vickie Couturier April 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm

my grandkids would love this


11 Cindy Brooks April 11, 2014 at 4:20 am

Really cute craft for little ones!


12 Samantha Wagner April 11, 2014 at 6:05 am

My kids take after me and love crafts. They would love this


13 Tammy S April 12, 2014 at 10:58 pm

These are so cute! My daughter would love to do a project like this. She is always working on a project and wants to try new things all the time.


14 Tatiana Bartlett April 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Cute idea :) my son loves doing projects and I’m just not “crafty”, but this looks like something I could do!


15 judy gardner April 14, 2014 at 12:02 am

my niece loves stickers and my sister homeschools her. i will tell her about this so she can get these for the art portion of her schooling. she will love that they are faith based


16 Sonya Morris April 14, 2014 at 9:12 am

Such a neat idea! I will have to try this with my little girl.


17 Meagan bs April 15, 2014 at 10:04 am

what a fun and cute art project!! she is too adorable, too.


18 Mya Murphy April 19, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I love love love crafts and making a sticker collage looks super cute and fun!


19 Alecia April 20, 2014 at 12:35 am

This is so cute! I think I’ll do this with my nephew the next time he comes to visit.


20 Tammy Woodall April 21, 2014 at 12:56 am

I think one of the best ways for a child to express themselves is through Art. Thanks for sharing this post. It was great.


21 Sky Evans April 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I love the collage!


22 Melinda Howell April 22, 2014 at 8:10 am

We are always looking for new crafts and my kids went to the catholic school here in town, so something along the lines of faith is perfect for them!! Love the picture frame idea!!


23 Kathy Pease April 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

This looks like an awesome way to spend quality time with the family. I have never been very crafty but this looks fun :)


24 Buddy Garrett April 22, 2014 at 10:48 am

Faith That Sticks sounds like a great way to introduce children to crafting and faith.


25 Art supplies August 21, 2014 at 2:20 am

Amazing art and craft idea for kids. i Love this neat and clean art project done by Olivia.


26 Amie December 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

I know this is an older post but wanted to let you know that we are featuring it on on Monday, Dec. 8. Such a great idea – thanks for using our stickers!


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