May 19, 2011
- Final Mother's Day Winners Announced!
- Contain the Clutter!
- Get 25% off tickets to Barney Live
- Paige's Princess Run is this Saturday!
- This week's Fun May "Holidays"
- Make your own shoebox guitar!
- Adoptable Pets of the Week
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Dirt Cupcakes--so delicious!
- Mess Free Collages!
- Take a Rainbow Walk!
- Kids Eat Free/Cheap Restaurant Guide is Here!
You CAN let your kids get creative and not lose your sanity!
Mess Free Collage
I love the idea of collages, but let’s be honest they are a MESS! That’s why I LOVE this project! So simple you can do it with very young children and so fun and creative that even teens will enjoy it! But the best part by far is the mess free part!
What you’ll need….
Clear contact paper
A couple heavy objects (paperweights, cups, rocks, etc.)
Collage materials of your choice, here are a few ideas (photographs, pictures cut out of magazines, shapes cut out of paper-scrapbook or construction, feathers, small/lightweight beads or buttons, tissue paper, fabric scraps, etc.).
Cut a piece of contact paper (any size or shape you want)
Place it on the table, sticky side up.
I like to put paperweights on the very edges of the paper for my kids, so it doesn’t flip over in the middle of creating.
Allow your kids to use the collage materials to create a masterpiece…NO glue required because everything sticks to the contact paper!
Editor's Note--if you want to make this craft into a placemat, simply put another piece of clear contact paper over it! So easy!
Collages make great presents! Simply have your kids use photos of themselves with the gift receiver and pop it in a frame! I also LOVE to do this project during large play dates. The materials are inexpensive, the mess is minimal, and the options and creativity are limitless!
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