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Toy Catalogue Decorated Tray

by EricaL (follow)
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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
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