The wonderful Tinkerlab is hosting another creative challenge today! Over 20 creative bloggers are taking part and there was just one, simple instruction…. “make something using old magazines”…that’s it!
This was such a wonderful challenge to set as it involves recycling old materials which are abundant at this time of year, with all of the Christmas catalogues dropping through the postbox each morning!
They laid down the pieces as close to each other as possible and my only intervention was to suggest that they try and hide the cardboard completely, which became a fun challenge!
Once it was completely covered and any small areas were patched up with little scraps, they spread more PVA glue over the entire piece, to seal it and make it dry with a shiny finish.
The finished magazine collage was beautiful in its own right and we nearly left it at that! Here’s a close up of just one little section, lovely!
The next day I drew a couple of simple frame shapes on the back of the (now) hardened, magazine collage cut them out with scissors.
Et voila! Beautiful, colourful, patterned and bright picture frames ready to stick over the top of a piece of art work or a favourite photo! These would make a lovely gift for a family member with a photo of your gorgeous children in this Christmas.
I stuck some pieces of thin, magnetic tape onto the back of one of the frames and put it on the fridge. It would make an easily changed instant frame for the daily colouring or painting produced by your little one!
To check out all of the other amazing ideas that have come from this one simple task, check out the list of blogs below!
Child Central Station , kids in the studio, Teach Mama, The Imagination Tree,Childhood101, Teach Preschool, hands on as we grow, Artful Parent, Paint Cut Paste, A Mom With A Lesson Plan, Toddler Approved, Kiwi Crate, Art 4 Little Hands, Red Ted Art, The Chocolate Muffin Tree, Imagination Soup,Michelles Charm World, Messy Preschoolers, Tinker Lab, Mommy Labs, Putti Prapancha, Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
With thanks to Rachelle from Tinkerlab for always inspiring us to think outside the box and get creative with our children!