Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun Crafts for Kids Friday! Decoupage Collage Box

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Decoupage Collage Box
By: Amanda Formaro

Difficulty: Very Easy

Age: 5 and up

Parental supervision is recommended

With a few craft sticks, some paint, and a lot of imagination, your child can have a personalized door hanger to call his/her own. This project is simple and it’s fun to make.

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What you'll need:Papier–mâché box with lid
Old magazines
White craft glue

How to make it:

Go through old magazines and cut out pictures, words and phrases of things that you like.

Mix 2 parts white glue and 1 part water, mix together. (Recommended amount: 2 tsp glue and 1 tsp water. You can always make more if you run short, rather than having too much and having to throw it away.) Mixture should be paintable but not too thick.

Paint mixture onto one side of the box.

Place pictures on glue and paint glue mixture over the top of the picture.

Cover all sides and lid with pictures, phrases and words.

As glue begins to dry pictures may bubble a little. Gently flatten with your fingers as it dries.

Tips:Travel magazines are perfect for making a vacation box. Look for advertisements with small pictures and fun phrases.

Try dirt bike and motorcycle magazines for the adventurous child.

Be sure to clean paintbrush out when you are finished or the glue will harden and ruin it.

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