Ripping paper to strips is the theme. Street team # 42
Last week while trying to keep my kids busy, I decided to take an old phone book and start ripping the phone pages in long strips, my youngest helped. We then put all the paper into a bowl filled with water. After letting the paper sit in water for a day, I used a glue recipe from the book Kids Crazy Art Concoctions by Jill Hauser. We used the instant flour molding paste of flour and water and added the paste to the drained and squeezed paper. My son made a pinch pot - I decided to roll the paper into beads then used a safety pin to make the hole. After letting the beads air dry, some turned out really neat with the phone book names and numbers on the beads. On some, I added words and painted fabric.