Inspired by the Japanese American National Museum’s (JANM) exhibit: Folding Paper (ends Aug 26th) we will be getting Crafty with Paper! Your family can RE-PURPOSE what paper items you bring: Magazines, Newspapers and Books. Label and bring scissors from home if you think it will be easier for your family. I will supply scotch tape (extra tape wouldn’t hurt either) and glue. By the way, Saturday, Aug 11th the Japanese Museum - JANM is free and festive.
This week we will be Repurposing Magazines into bowls (the more colorful pages the better)… Click on images for how-to directions or come to a parkday with magazines and scotch tape so I can show you how!
Paper book art – Seems to be all the craze, given the fabulous examples circulating on the internet – like the Octopus and Ship below left. But we can take on a more simple and positively relaxing form on books we will not be reading again (as folding makes it a wee bit difficult).
For those who would prefer to make repurposed bead necklaces from cut and rolled up comics or magazine pages, we will cut long triangle strips and roll them up on a toothpick, dunk in modge podge (or 50% water and 50% Elmer’s glue) on fishing line and let dry before they become bracelets and necklaces.
This last idea makes a great gift, but you will need to make them at home because you’ll need a blender. Make Seed Bombs! Gift an assortment of seeds mixed up with re-purposed newspapers or magazine pages to friends in these heart shapes to share beauty anywhere you travel.