Thursday 6 December 2012

Recycling and Christmas

We thought it would be a great idea to make some Christmas ornaments from paper mache and then give them to our nephew's kindergarten. Using cookie cutters and pulp made from newspaper and envelopes from bills we made ornaments shaped like a boot, a star and a round bauble. Because of the envelopes they have a bluish hue and not the typical grey that you get from newspapers, there are also bits of other colors popping here and there which gives them a great texture.

We figure each kid will take a set of two ornaments so they can paint them themselves and put them on their Christmas tree. We are still in the process of making them while the first batch dries, we've been using the oven to speed up the drying as it's been a cloudy day today. Once they have dried we'll make a hole and tie a string so they can be hang on the Christmas tree.
Wishing you all a great day, 
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  1. what a great idea!
    i would love to see how the little ones drew them!
    ( if this is possible of course :) )

  2. I'd love to try paper mache, it seems so much fun! And it's a creative way of recycling :)

  3. This is such a creative idea. So wonderful that you involved your children. Happy New Year to you and your family.