Although many work weekends, some like me are looking for some creative but enjoyable activities to focus on with my children. A friend of mine admitted that his handicrafts on the weekends were college. It’s simple but extremely flexible, accessible to any artist’s age, and requires a few basic things.
I decided to give it a try.
Here, we take the typical 2D shape into three dimensions. However, because this project covers a bit of everything I love – typing, patterns, paper, small pictures, and rubber cement – I have followed the complex shape of “our repair shop.”
For parents who enjoy working on projects as their children, make this a team effort and build a positive atmosphere for your store. For kids who can’t deal with this on their own, any open box will do just fine!
I did my college this way:
Age: four years and older
Time: 30 minutes to an hour
• Small or medium cardboard box
• College magazines (the best magazines for the best designs include those with patterns, colors, and writing: including Wired, Metropolis, NY Times Magazine, and Insets if you are willing to give this to your kids who use scissors.)
• Rubber cement (hands-on glue is best for paper projects) and any glue or glue stick
• Toy cars or other small toys
• First, create your mood with cardboard. You can be sophisticated with your design or stay simple.
• Remove sheets of various designs and patterns from magazines. Make sure the paper designs complement each other, and the colors and patterns are your styles. Here we have selected patterns, text, large forms, and natural scenes for a very clear background. As a challenge, we left out people and material things.
• The next step is to make your college by covering the box inside and out with magazine threads
• Glue the pieces with glue or rubber cement or any other glue that works well with paper.
• Put your toy cars and other items inside the box as we did here.
• Make your college your own and create the atmosphere of your choice!
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