See how the kiddos and I put together a Decoupage Cross Craft.
Obviously we have been spending a lot of time at home and since we have been implementing online school, Easter as well as Earth Day have passed.
Both my kiddos ended up having an assignment in Spanish Class a couple weeks ago to create a craft out of recyclable items. It was completely up to us as a family on what to do, so I started to look around to see what we had.
I typically keep a few empty toilet paper rolls around for activities and had emptied a couple Paper Towel Rolls. In addition, I keep leftover tissue paper from gifts to use when I sell items on Poshmark and could envision some sort of decoupage craft.
This was for a religious school and I figured why not transform these into a Decoupage Cross Craft. However, I had to figure out how I was going to bring this all together.
I had leftover Mod Podge from making Kindness Rocks as well as Duct Tape from another activity and I could then visualize it coming together. Both kiddos ended up using these supplies to create their very own Decoupage Cross.
Since it was a lot of fun and easy to put together, we decided to make another one to show the step by step process of putting it together. (This is going to also be a gift for Grandma).
If you would like to recreate this Decoupage Cross Craft with your family, here is what you will need.
1 Empty Paper Towel Roll
2 Empty Toilet Paper Rolls (or another Paper Towel Roll cut in half)
2 to 3 sheets of different colors or designs of Tissue Paper
Cup or Container for Mod Podge
To get started, first create a cross design with the Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls. Then, crisscross tape the duct tape across the front and back of the cross.
Next, cut the tissue paper into small squares. Then, pour some of the mod podge into a container and star to paint it in small sections on to the cross.
Next, start adding tissue paper on to the cross overlapping different colors. If any tissue paper is sticking up, simply add more mod podge to push it down. Do this on top of the duct tape as well.
My daughter took breaks as she worked on this project, so while we waited she placed her glue container and brush into a plastic zipper bag.
Once finished, we simply left the Decoupage Cross Craft out to dry and that was it. This turned out to be a really simple craft and has a pretty design.
Looking for another upcycling craft? Check out Creating a Homemade Headband Holder and Making a Brighter Difference.
I hope your family also enjoys making this together!
Carlee @ FLL