Decoupage Wall Hanging Craft For Kids

Introduced a new art of decoration to my toddler today called Decoupage (french for "to cut out"). This art form involves pasting paper cut-outs on an object and then covering it with multiple layers of varnish until the "stuck on" appearance disappears and the result looks like painting or inlay work. Sharing my tot's cute wall hanging made with this technique on craft stick frame made by her.




Supplies:

9 Popsicle sticks (14.8cm x 1.7cm)
Blue jute thread (~20cm)
Colorful paper cuttings (Try finding design with birds/animal. Kids love them)
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Scissor
Glue

Behind the scene steps:

1. Take two popsicle sticks and put them ~13cm apart. Apply glue to both the sticks leaving 1.5cm on each side. Place the other seven sticks with their ends on the glued section of the two stick and let them dry for a few minutes. This will form a nice wood frame.

2. Apply mod podge on the paper cuttings with foam brush and paste them on the frame at your desired location. Apply a coat of mod podge on the entire surface of the frame and let it dry.


3. Apply extra layers of mod podge until the cuttings inlays well with the background (for us it looked good after three coats).

4. Lastly, glue the jute thread at the back of the frame making a nice hanging and let it dry for 4-5 hours before you can hang this beautiful artwork.

Happy Decoupaging!



You can learn more about decoupage art here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoupage
http://www.wikihow.com/Decoupage

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