Grade Levels: 2 - 4
- Students will create art projects.
- Students will plan the design for a decoupage.
- Students will learn the old fashioned art technique called decoupage.
- Labels, stamps, gift wrap images, old letters, newspapers, or thin cards
- Mod Podge (glue for decoupage)
- 1 inch wide paint brush
- Dull knife
- Objects to cover, such as a small box, old hardbound book, canvas
- Save and collect labels and papers to decorate with. These papers should be thin in texture.
- 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.
- Prepare the papers that you will use to cover by tearing the edges rather than cutting them. This will give an appearance of age.
- Paste the images onto the object, overlapping them, and covering the surface of the object. Don't worry if the edges are ragged, have small holes, or tear.
- Keep layering and be sure to eliminate all the air bubbles as the paste dries (use a tongue depressor or the flat edge of a dull knife for this).
- Let the "decoupage" dry completely.
- Brush Mod Podge over the entire area. Repeat several times.
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