Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Toy Catalogue Decorated Tray

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Advocate for sustainable fashion (recycled-fashion.com) www.weekendnotes.com/profile/erical/
5 to 10s (581)      Under 5s (554)      Cheap (255)      Medium (226)      Recycled (166)      Messy Play (99)      Collage (49)      Decoupage (10)      Magazines (2)      Styrofoam tray (1)     
Styrofoam trays, which are sometimes used to store cheese, vegetables or meat in supermarkets, are pretty useless once their food substance has been eaten.

Instead of throwing them out, you can get children to decorate them using craft or decoupage glue.

In this instance, I got my son to use pictures from an old toy catalogue.



Stryofoam tray craft


Time: 30 minutes to an hour.
Age: Under 5's and 5-10's
Level: Medium

Materials
Washed and cleaned styrofoam tray
Craft glue or Mod Podge
Paintbrush
Scissors
Toy catalogue

Method
Start by either letting your child choose and cut pictures they'd like to stick onto their tray with scissors. If under 5, they may need help with this part.
Coat parts of the tray with paintbrush and glue, and start placing pictures onto the tray in random places. Use glue and paintbrush to paint over the top of each picture stuck to the tray.
Wait until one side is dry before turning over on the other side, and repeat above.
Leave to dry, and use for toy storage!

Variations: It is possible to also use house and garden magazines for pictures of flowers, or comic books, old maps etc.



Stryofoam tray craft


Categories
#Recycled
#Styrofoam tray
#Messy Play
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Cheap
#Collage
#Medium
#Decoupage
#Magazines
I like this Article - 12
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by EricaL
A fun recycled craft activity for kids of any age: egg carton bats
11 likes
Let your kids get creative with empty egg cartons, paint and googly eyes to make some crazy fun (not...
8 likes
An easy activity for young children to do, very simple to prepare, leaving a child's imagination to ...
14 likes
A simple craft project to give to Dad as a gift for Fathers Day
10 likes
A beautiful hand crafted baby bouquet to give to an expectant parent as a baby shower gift
9 likes
This is a craft activity suitable for older children, recommended approximately 6 years with assista...
16 likes
view all articles by EricaL
Articles by EricaL on Other Hubs
You may have heard of , a website dedicated to clever ideas and hacks for IKEA furniture, but did yo...
10 likes
On receiving an invitation to a Thermomix demo recently, I jumped at the opportunity
239 views
Stylish' and 'stationery' might not be two words that you would associate together, but you may ...
5 likes
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 2849
[ Submit a Comment ]
Featured Articles
As a kid, I would welcome Easter eggs with open arms
3 likes
Matching Pairs is a great game to play for young and old and a homemade version is even better! It ...
8 likes
Trending Articles
Cornflour clay is an interesting alternative to salt dough
by Jane
12 likes
My children really enjoyed ice painting
by Jane
12 likes
We loved Krista's but couldn't buy Tiny Teddies in the UK
by Jane
12 likes
Kids will enjoy decorating the house with these simple Easter chicks made from painted polystyrene b...
by Lucy
11 likes
After a great fun activity using , we were left with some interesting looking cardboard tubes an...
11 likes
We enjoyed making our own decorative stamped and decided to make our own gold coins in the same way...
by Jane
11 likes
Turn plain, white paper bags into cute Easter Bunny Ear bags to give away treats and goodies this Ea...
9 likes
Potato printing is great for kids who want to create a picture but tend to just cover the paper with...
9 likes
A fun fine motor experience using common household materials
9 likes
This Easter Puppet is perfect for little fingers
9 likes
Categories
Under 5s (554)
Over 10s (370)
Any Age (362)
Baby (11)
Links (1)
Easy (753)
Medium (226)
Hard (36)
Featured on Other Hubs
Trending on Other Hubs
I've been doing a lot of research lately to find clean yet effective beauty products
12 likes
Winter Boot Trends Pointy Toed boots Riding Boots Stiletto Boots Biker Boots Winter Fas...
500 views
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version