oday’s project is much easier than it seems. The supplies are easy to find and you can embellish it any way you like. I will show you how I created a paper “locket”, but I’m sure you will come up with wonderful versions of your own paper jewelry.
Paper – decorative paper , magazines, craft paper etc.
Cardboard – cereal box, pasta box, card stock
Glue – glue stick, white glue or Mod Podge
Necklace – a chain, length of yarn or something similar to complete the necklace
Special thanks to my grandson and daughter who graciously allowed me to use his image.
**keep in mind that if a child is wearing a necklace like this, it should be a jewelry chain. Not yarn or any other length of string that can be a choking hazard**
I used different sized jars to cut out my circles. The same size circles for the photo, cardboard and decorative paper. A slightly larger one for the fringed backing.
You can attach the bezel (loop) to the back of the locket or to the larger, fringed backing. Slip your chain through the open loop. All set! As you can see, I made a few of these 🙂
If you would like to see some of the jewelry I make using paper, glue and quite a few more things I find around the house, visit my etsy shop – Pattemade
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Today’s project is an old favorite, with a new twist. In keeping with our motto of “work with what you have”, drawing with glue just got a little interesting.
paper – construction paper, card stock, cardboard or all of these
Sand and glitter will be used as your pigments (colors). No sand? No glitter? You’ve got great powdered pigments right in your kitchen cabinets!
I used the following:
condiments like onion powder, paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon, dry mustard, ground or instant coffee etc.
A great addition to this project is to have some music playing and “draw” to the music. Music and art are very good companions. It’s interesting to see how different kinds of music can inspire you and your kiddo to create.
As you can see, there are so many different ways you can experiment with pigments and one of the most interesting results, is that you end up with a pretty fragrant work of art. See if you can find condiments that work well together in terms of their scents. Nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar might just inspire you to make a glue drawing of cupcakes or a pumpkin pie!
Resources and Project Extension – When I do this project in an Art Out of Anything workshop, I always start by introducing a popular art from from India called Rangoli. Here’s a link to the history of this beautiful art form, the traditional process and free templates to download to try your own – https://www.dltk-kids.com/world/india/mrangoli.htm
Once all of your amazing artwork is completely dry, shake off any excess pigment and if needed, carefully brush off any left over pigment with a soft paintbrush or tissue.
One last thing, no white glue? No problem, glue sticks work just fine too.