Decoupage - crafting with kids - organization...

Thursdays are crafting/cooking days with the kids around here during the summer. This time we did an old time favorite - decoupage! Very simple project, nothing fancy but the kids really enjoyed themselves!

Step1 - I took an empty baby formula can, ripped off the label and cleaned it out. It is our blank canvas just screaming to be transformed! LOL

Step 2. Measure the width of your paper and cut if you want to cover the entire can that way. Or simply cut out pictures from magazines, cut squares of scrapbook paper, tissue paper, etc. The Sky is the limit here!

Step 3 - Give your can a good wet base coat of Mod Podge. Or if you going to be putting smaller pieces on only put a base coat on one small area at the time. Apply your paper while the Mod Podge is still wet.

Step 4 - Generously apply Mod Podge over the paper, pressing out any air bubbles that creep up. Cover the entire surface is a good layer of Mod Podge.

step 5 - Once you are done layering your paper pieces on, let your piece dry.

Step 6 - Once dry, fill it up with fun things! It's a great way to keep your kids "organized" and they get to have fun creating it! Fill it up with Pencils, markers or crayons. Use it for hair barrettes, rubber bands, comb and brush. Or corral all their small treasures in one handy container - you choose! Have fun!!! **If you try your hand at a fun project - share it our Brassy Apple Project flickr group!

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  1. Oh how I love mod podge!!! This looks like a great rainy day idea :)

  2. what a great idea!! i've been trying to think of ways to store some of the kids stuff- the formula can is perfect for the crafty stuff (and even better that you don't have to really clean the inside out!)

  3. so fun!! I'll be doing this one. easy enough for me!!

    hey I have a friend who owns a quilt shop and I mentioned you might have some fabric??? she would love to work with you.... here is their link, let me know eh??

  4. UM - this is fabulous!! Can I PUH-LEASE repost! I love kids projects!!

  5. ha! ha! you are mod podge queen amy! you bet!!! I'd be honored :)

  6. Megan,

    I loved your class last night. You are such a good mom. Thanks!

    PS-If you have any leftover cans will you save a few for me? Thanks!

  7. Thanks Kerstin!

    I don't have any of the smaller cans but I have the tall ones....not sure if you want those.... :)

  8. I am not a scrapbook(er) but I love paper (ohhh, la la!) so decoupage is a great way for me to get out my paper cravings!!

  9. I did this to soup cans and then attached magnets on the back. I bought a cheap cookie sheet and hung it on the wall. The kids can take the cans down and put them back up whenever they want something.

  10. What a great tutorial! Now I wish I had saved my formula cans...guess I'll have to find something else to decorate. I love the paper you used- very cute!