Last night before dinner I finally had the brain power to pull out just a few supplies and set two of my kids up with a tissue paper and cupcake liner collage craft. We've taken a little break from the crafting on acount of my busy schedule, and it's been too long!
Collage is always a great crafting activity for all ages, and the results all depend on the materials. Sometimes it's nice to give kids a huge range of items to choose from, and in some cases, as in this project, a limited number of supplies is also a great exercise in creativity.
Aren't these works of art on my sideboard just lovely? I think I'll leave them there for awhile, or at least until the next project happens!
- golden cardboard trays, sold at baking supplies stores, ours are upcycled from some platters of Moroccan pastries
- tissue paper
- cupcake liners with patterns or colors, or plain
- white glue
How To: I told my kids that using the tissue paper and cupcake liners they should make a design on the gold platters. I showed them how to crumple up the tissue paper and dip it into the glue to create little tissue paper balls, and then I left them alone to create as every mother should do at least some of the time. Enjoy!