Mixed Media Tutorials - Background collage - Great tip: Tear up pieces of patterned paper & glue them randomly. Start big and then move
love these, especially how she drew letters on patterned paper, cut them out, and adhered them. lovely! ::Diane Salter - Art Journal Blog, great mixed media blog including tutorials!
Letter K -K is for Key. Kids can tear up the pieces of foil themselves (fine motor skills!) and glue them to key cut-out. Could make keys out of construction paper first.
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Introducing.... THE GLUE SPONGE! You just cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue it, and the kids can just press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it. No more globby glue puddles! What a great idea for kids and adults!
Drink it up
Glue Stick Saver~ When glue sticks start drying out, rehydrate them instead of throwing them away! Seal each glue stick and a damp paper towel in a resealable plastic bag. (Hint: Snack-size bags work great.) Then set each bag aside for a couple of days, and the glue sticks are as good as new!
I like this technique, not just for Christmas: Cut up pieces of colored tissue paper. Glue them onto a sheet of white paper. 2. Cut this sheet of paper into triangles to make the trees. 3. Paint another sheet of paper with three stripes of watercolor. 4. After the watercolor has dried, glue the trees onto this paper. 5. With marker draw branches and grass. 6. Use a paper punch to cut out white snow.
DECORATED BINDER CLIPS: The last project I have to share from last year are some little binder clips I made as gifts. They are simply covered in patterned paper and then I added some stickers to embellish them. These are great to hold up notes and pictures. I also think they would be cute to give with a recipe card in them if you were giving a gift of cookies or baked goods, etc.