|Popsicle sticks pencil holder|
The first one is a Popsicle stick pencil holder made by Kristel as a gift for her class adviser last Teacher’s Day. This is quite simple and easy to make. Uses recyclable materials too.
She first got a clean, empty can of a juice drink. Then, using the glue gun and glue stick, she glued popsicle sticks all around the body of the can. Then, she found small different colored plastic shapes which she glued to the top and bottom rim of the can. Lastly, she tied a red ribbon in the middle of the can.
The second project is a mask made of paper mache by Emmuel. We bought a Jabbawockeez mask as pattern for the paper mache at the Pasig Palengke and it costs P45. It’s just a plain white mask made of carton.
To start the paper mache, my son mixed some water with glue (about 1:3 ratio). Then he tore strips of newspaper (about 3/4 inch wide). Paper mache guides say that it’s better to tear the newspaper instead of cutting with scissors.
Using a brush, put the glue mixture on the newspaper strips and then stick them smoothly to the jabbawockeez mask. Make sure that the glued strips overlap. When the whole mask is covered with newspaper, let dry before gluing another layer of newspaper. Do 3 layers of newspaper then repeat the same step but use tissue paper instead. Make 2 layers if you’re using one-ply tissue paper and once if you’re using two-ply tissue paper.
Let dry and then you can start painting the mask with whatever design you want. Afterward, you can peel off the paper mache from the Jabbawockeez mask pattern. Here’s the finished product of my son.
|Paper mache mask|
The third project is also a mask. It was supposed to be just Kristel who needs to make this school project but when the 2 younger sisters saw her painting the mask they also made masks of their own. The same method of making the masks were done as what we did in making animal masks before. The only difference is that they used paper plate instead of cardboard box from cereals. Also, instead of using Popsicle sticks,they punched 2 holes in both sides and put rubber band for fastening the mask to the ears. Here are their masks:
|Hello Kitty mask|
|Isabella of Phineas & Ferb mask|
|My Melody mask|
The fourth project is simple paper mat weaving with design by Kristel. Here, she just used black paper, with 12 inches wide of strips cut vertically but leaving 1-2 inches of uncut paper on top. Using another piece of colored paper, she cut strips of the same size as the black paper and wove it through the black strips. When done, she used glitter glue to print the quote “Everyone deserves respect.” Her teacher loved this piece of artwork (and of course the quote) and she asked for a copy and displayed it in their classroom.
|Paper mat with quote "Everyone deserves respect."|
So, that’s it for this post. Until next time. Happy crafting.