Magazine collages are a fun way to repurpose your old magazines.
Magazine collages were a favorite activity of mine when I was a young girl. They are easy and fun to make and the end results are just so cool. If you have a bunch of old magazines sitting around, these jack-o-lantern magazine collages are a creative way to make use of them before tossing them into the recycling bin.
My love for pasta crafts needs no intro. If you follow me regularly, you already know about my many boxes of pasta set aside just for projects such as these. This weekend we spent 2 days making crafts out of a variety of pasta for the latest article that we were doing in this month’s SEEK. I have to admit, we got a bit carried away. I could not stop once we started.
For these crafts you will need assorted pasta, Elmer’s school glue or a glue gun (for adult use only), paint, glitter & some ribbon
Place your pasta on wax paper & glue bow ties in a circle as seen below. Let dry. Paint the wreath in green & paint 3 more bow ties in red. Let dry & then glue the red bows to the wreath. Attach a bow, string or pipe cleaner around the wreath to hang.
Place your pasta on wax paper & glue as seen below. Let the glue dry. In a small container mix the school glue with a few drops of water to thin out the glue. Paint the entire assembled snowflake with the mixture & the sprinkle with glitter. Let the glue dry & flip over. Attach a ribbon with glue to form an ornament,
Large shells (stuffed shells pasta shells)
Wagon wheel pasta
Glue a wagon wheel on top of the flattest end of a pasta shell. Glue an elbow to the top of the wagon wheel. It should form a half circle hole.
Paint your ornaments in colors of your choice. Let dry completely. Using glue draw an ornament design on your shell. Shake glitter over the top. Let dry & then shake off excess glitter. String a ribbon or string through the hole.
Medium sized shells
Uncooked chick pea for the nose
Paint both sized shells brown. Paint the bow ties and elbows in black. Attach the pasta as pictured. Add the googly eyes & a red painted chickpea for his nose.
Please stop in & visit us at Seek and check out our latest article. Fun With Pasta Crafts
A couple of months ago, I was contacted by my blogging friend from the lovely blog From Palmetto Pride To Pad Thai. She told me about a new online parenting magazine focusing on child and human development that she was starting. Seek Magazine was inspired by her son and his social and language delays that were brought on during a period of regression. All proceeds of the magazine will go to the non-profit organization they created. It is a scholarship fund for children in need of therapy to help with developmental delays. I am excited be contributing to the Activities section. Please check out my latest post ‘Crafty Glue Peels’ This is a crafting favorite in our home.
Please tune in to Miss Mai & I while we share our favorite crafts & activities. http://www.seekmagazine.org/kim-uliana/