Sunday, November 15, 2009

Never Too Young

The photo is of a "craft box" that I created for my youngest grandchild Tess. At eighteen months old, she already likes playing with art materials. With her first box of Crayola crayons and cans of Play-Doh, she needed something to hold her "art supplies".

The paper mache container was something that I have had on hand, along with all other materials used to decorate it. The handle, closures and back straps were painted with acrylic paint to match the fabric. Some on-hand material was used to cover the container. Beacon's Liquid Laminate was used to adhere the fabric. Once the fabric is applied, rick-rack and decorative ribbon was glued on using Fabri Tac glue.

A tag was cut from Grungepaper, using a Sizzix "Big Shot" machine and a "tag" die. The tag was painted using Ranger's Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in a color to match the fabric. Tm Holtz's Grungeboard letters were used for the name. They are also painted using the paint dabbers in another color. Small strips of ribbon were tied into the tag hole, then the tag was tied onto the handle of the containter.

The inside was lined with more fabric, again using Liquid Laminate. Then filled with art materials for Tess to enjoy. Hopefully her artistic interest will continue to grow!

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