This year we are THRILLED to participate in this year’s Holly Jolly Craft-mas with a collection of creative pages for kids, organized by Little Button Diaries http://littlebuttondiaries.com/ (two friends who have a beautiful collection of craft books)!   You can follow a pathway (see chart below) of all sorts of playful ideas to make with your children and/or students!

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I was SO happy to see that Susie Rigg from Handy with Scissors was going to be featured on our site!  Susie is the Kids and Families coordinator at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art in Australia and a mother of 2 who creates sustainable projects often made of recyclables.  She is, as her name suggests, Susie is handy with scissors, a glue gun and her imagination as she transforms everyday items into extraordinary creations that families can do together!  Here she is!

Recycled Splatter Gift Boxes 

Why buy expensive gift boxes when you cam make your own! These gift boxes are a great way to package up holiday gifts with style plus they are cheap to make and really fun! Any excuse to splatter a bit of paint around right? Word of warning, this can get messy, so lay down a big drop sheet before you start.

What you need: 

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

  • Empty boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes
  • Paint (any kind will do as long as it has a good thickness)

Tools to splatter: 

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

  • Empty spray bottle
  • Toothbrush
  • Fingers

Be Creative! 

1.  Add a base coat of paint to your boxes. If you have spray paint and want to use it, go for it. I chose a mix of pinks and greens but you can choose any colour pallet you have on hand.

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

2. Get splattering! We used a combination of spray bottles, toothbrush flicking and finger flicking. For the spray bottles, mix up paint and water at a ratio of about 70% paint and 30%. The ration depends on the paint you are using so just experiment until you get a good flow.

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

3. Add a few layers of splatters in a mix of complimentary colours.

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

4.  Add your presents and dress them up with some jazzy ribbon. I’m pretty traditional at Christmas so went with gold but again, you can use whatever colour you like.

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

All done! Merry Craftmas! 

Splatter Painted Gift Boxes from Handy With Scissors!  Make these recycled beauties from items you may have a home!

Excited to see more of the projects?!  Here is where you can find all of the pages participating and their ideas:

Name Instagram Blog Project FIND THE IDEA ON:
Little Button Diaries - @littlebuttondiaries www.littlebuttondiaries.com Snow Globe Art Camp LAhttps://www.artcampla.com/new-blog/polar-bear-snow-globe
Creating Creatives – Shelly Lloyd-Samson @creatingcreatives www.creatingcreatives.com Cardboard Christmas Tree Table Decoration Handy with Scissors http://www.handywithscissors.com/cardboard-christmas-tree
Teach Investigate Play – Sian Thomas @teach.investigate.play www.teachinvestigateplay.com Christmas Pom Pom Wreath Smocks Onhttp://www.smockson.com/2017/12/cute-christmas-pompom-wreath.html
Smocks On- Cara @raising.kinley www.smockson.com Kid Art Wrapping Paper Ideas The Art Gardenhttps://theartgardenblog.com/2017/12/01/its-time-for-craftmas-kid-made-wrapping-paper/
Smocks On – Sara @toddler_tornado www.smockson.com Kid Art Wrapping Paper Ideas The Art Gardenhttps://theartgardenblog.com/2017/12/01/its-time-for-craftmas-kid-made-wrapping-paper/
Handy with Scissors @handywithscissors www.handywithscissors.com Paint Splattered Gift Boxes Make it Your Ownhttp://make-it-your-own.com/holly-jolly-christmas-gift-boxes-from-handy-with-scissors/
Oh Creative Day @ohcreativeday www.ohcreativeday.com Reindeer Headband Hobby Craft

http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-a-craftmas-reindeer-headband/

Momma Teaching @momma_teaching www.smockson.com Time Capsule Ornament Brainy Beginnings Networkhttps://www.brainybeginningsnetwork.com/time-capsule-ornament
The Art Garden @theartgardenblog www.theartgardenblog.com Winter Tree Scene Diorama Teach Play InvestigateTeach.Play.Invesitgate https://teachinvestigateplay.com/2017/12/01/guest-post-winter-shadow-box/
Make it Your Own @make_it_your_own_ www.make-it-your-own.com Scrape Painted Ornament Garland Creating CreativesCreating Creatives http://creatingcreatives.com/scrap-painting-christmas-garland/
Art Camp LA @artcampla www.artcampla.com Felt Holiday Garland Little Button DiariesLittle Button Diaries: http://littlebuttondiaries.com/2017/12/01/craftmas-no-sew-garland-by-art-camp/
Hobby Craft @hobbycrafthq blog.hobbycraft.co.uk Christmas Character Lightbulbs Oh Creative DayOh Creative Day https://www.ohcreativeday.com/craftmas-guest-post-christmas-character-light-bulbs/
Barley & Birch @barleyandbirch barleyandbirch.com Festive, Colorful Tree Mobiles with Transparencies The Harmony Treehttp://theharmonytreehouse.blogspot.ca/2017/11/a-modern-layered-patten-winter-garland.html
The Harmony Tree @the_harmony_tree http://theharmonytreehouse.blogspot.ca/ Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Smocks OnSmocks On http://www.smockson.com/2017/12/a-very-nontraditional-christmas-tree.html
Brainy Beginnings Network @brainy_beginnings_network brainybeginningsnetwork.com Salt Dough Wreath! Barley & BirchBarley and Birch https://barleyandbirch.com/2017/12/make-a-festive-fox-wreath-diy/

 

 

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