An Imagination Station Activity
Age: Three and up
Time: An hour or more
Type of Activity: Arts and crafts
- Sobo glue, elmers, or paste
- Labels, stamps, gift wrap images, old letters, newspapers, or thin cards
- Mod Podge
- 1" wide paint brush
- dull knife
- object to cover like a small box, old hardbound book, canvas
Step Two Choose an object that you want to cover. A piece of cardboard, a small box, an old book, or an artist's canvas are good for beginners.
Step Two Paste the images, overlapping them and covering the surface of your object. Don't worry if the edges are ragged, have small holes, or tear.
Step Three Keep layering and be sure to eliminate all the air bubbles as the paste dries (use a tongue depressor or flat edge of a dull knife for this).) When you are preparing your papers, tear the edges rather than cut to make a deckle border; it gives an appearance of age.
Step Four Let the "decoupage" dry completely.
Step Five With ModPodge brush the entire area; build up several layers. Voila! You now have an old fashioned cut and paste decoupage to give or keep.