Hello and welcome Blog Friends from a very cold Perthshire. Last night the forecast was not good for here today. I decided I would be up early, and get the house all done and dusted. Then I would have all day to play no matter what the weather threw at us!!! In the end it was just miserable. Still lying snow, at least no more falling so far.
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A teacher asked me a few months ago if I had any ideas for something the children could make and sell. Needed to be cheap to make and something they could all get involved in..............not too girly!!! I asked if she could get them to collect smallish boxes ie:- the boxes that Soap Tablets, and Cat Food comes in. I told her it would be very messy, but they would have good fun and great results.
Here is what we made, these are the ones I made showing them what to do, I don`t have a pictures of theirs, I will try and get one soon.
Art Class Week One
We covered the boxes inside and out with "bog standard copy paper" using "bog standard P.V.A. glue" This was to cover all the bold graphics and writing on the boxes. They did not have worry about where the glue went as long as they had plenty on to make the paper stick. We had to leave them to dry till the next week. The P.V.A. glue actually makes the boxes very stiff, great it you want to put heavy things in them.
We covered them with Mulberry Paper which I supplied. I had a big bundle that I knew I would never get through myself. My friend Elaine brought me "LOADS" of the stuff. Her and her hubby had been at some Auction and got a "Lot" for a few pounds, she brought a bundle along for me.
Again we used P.V.A. glue. They liked the fact that they had to wet the paper to tear it. That way they could join it up and you did not see the joins. Plenty glue again, we left them to dry till the next week.
We decorated them, the children used thick cord for their handles. They just punched holes and threaded it through, tying big knots on the outside, quite rustic looking The girls stuck flowers and ribbons on theirs the boys mostly left them plain.
I had a box of beads so I made beaded handles for mine.
I took mine home to finish off, I did send them back for them to sell, along with theirs.
So! If any of you have these kind of boxes lurking around there`s a project to keep you out of mischief. Joking apart you could really go to town with the decoration and make a great box with a difference.
I used a Large Washing Powder Box, covered it in White Mulberry Paper, decorated the front with some flowers. I put a bottle of wine (the box was not fat enough for a bottle of Champagne) plus two Champagne Flutes, all filled out with white tissue. Thomas and Robert presented it to a couple who had just got married rather than a Horse Shoe!!
That`s was a long post today, sorry about that. You might need to have a lie down to recover.
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