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About the projects
These crafts feature basic paper decorating skills involving the use
of paint applied to paper. You can use these
techniques to decorate paper for craft projects, greeting cards and gift wrapping.
The projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to
Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have
some crafting fun!
Bubble Print Paper
Friday Fun - Use paint and bubble blowing liquid to make this kid-safe alternative
for marbled paper. With this technique you will make pastel prints of
soap bubbles on paper that then can be used for other craft projects.
Vegetable and Fruit Printing
Friday Fun - Learn how to make simple
relief prints using vegetables (and fruits). This
printing technique is simple enough for very young children, while
being versatile enough for older children and adults. The project
features the classic potato print, as well as, vegetables and
fruits that are a bit less traditional in printing.
Sponge Stamps and Art
Friday Fun - Do you know that ordinary kitchen sponges can be used to make
stamps? Children will want to make a variety of
stamps to create artistic masterpieces for display in the refrigerator
door gallery. Follow these simple instructions and you will be able to
make stamps of your own design in minutes.
Tissue Paper Painting
- Make colorful tissue paper with this super easy technique.
Simply pleat a piece of tissue paper and paint the folded edges.
Repeat the process once or twice to create an even more exciting
design! The painted tissue paper may be used to wrap packages, to
cover box lids, line envelopes, and in greeting cards, suncatchers,
collages, and much more.