Thursday, February 7, 2013

In Home Entertainment: Collage on Cardboard

One of the projects we spent the most time on during our NYC children's art museum trip was collaging on cardboard. The cardboard provides a nice sturdy surface to hold all the collage bits and helps reuse the always incoming cardboard boxes and at our house. I'm big into cutting with scissors and I spend lots of time cutting paper into various shapes, which I like to fold, crumple and collect. And collaging also helps reuse all that paper. In addition to the items we recycle, our most favorite collaging materials are buttons, large gems, and pipe cleaners. On our most recent round, we added in our suminagashi'd hearts and some valentine hearts I've been cutting out by the dozen (mom's favorite is the one on which I requested she write, "Female Love.")

You can use anything you've got to whip up a fun collage session, but we've included below links to our favorite supplies. In case you forgot, we're Discount School Supply affiliates and the links below to DSS are affiliate links. If you click on any of these links (or the general DSS link on the right hand side of our blog) and make a purchase, we will receive a small percentage of the sale from DSS. So do us a solid and help support our arts and crafts habit -- if you are going to purchase something from DSS, do it through Not-So-SAHM!

Assorted Grandma's Buttons Assorted Grandma's Buttons
Huge colorful assortment of buttons range in size from 1/4 to 1 1/4Dia. Choose 1 lb. or 3 lbs. of buttons- 1 lb. set includes a convenient storage tub or buy the 3 lb. bag for extra savings! About 1000 buttons per lb.

Jumbo Foam Shapes - 150 Pieces Jumbo Foam Shapes - 150 Pieces
Make cityscapes and jumbo-sized collages with these colorful geometric foam shapes. Kids will have fun using them for color and shape identification. 12 different shapes 2 to 5-1/2.

Giant Glittering Rhinestones - 1 lb. Giant Glittering Rhinestones - 1 lb.
Add some glamour to your arts and crafts projects!

Striped Pipe Cleaners - Package of 200 Striped Pipe Cleaners - Package of 200
Yikes stripes! These brightly-striped pipe cleaners come in 5 color combinations for amusing imaginative creations.

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