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Toy Catalogue Decorated Tray
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5 to 10s
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.
: 30 minutes to an hour.
: Under 5's and 5-10's
Washed and cleaned styrofoam tray
Craft glue or Mod Podge
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.
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