July 08, 2010

Gpp street team # 42 Strip ease

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.



17 comments:

Geoff Bremner said...

Wow. Cool stuff!!

michelle ward said...

Kristi - super cool project to do with your son. Fun beads! Thanks for sharing this spin on the crusade!

Julie Prichard said...

I LOVE THE PINCH POT! So great to see alternative torn paper projects...very creative!

Kari said...

Wow! Cool beads. What an awesome interpretation of Michelle's challenge!

jgr said...

I love your beads, awesomely creative!

Kim Mailhot said...

What wonderful uses for strips !!!! These turned out so well. The little pot is so cute.
Great job on this Crusade !

cathsheard said...

It is so neat that you and your son could craft together. Awesome. Love the beads.

Janet said...

That's a fun idea....make torn paper beads! And you were able to share some creative time with your son.

Dawn said...

wow, what a neat idea. it is amazing to see everyones take on this crusade.

Maureen said...

Now the beads certainly are clever, but it's the little pinch pot that won me over.

inge said...

Kristi,

of course you can ripped paper for this too !! Great project and really fun to do with kids.

greetings from belgium
Inge

lena said...

super idea! love those beads!

fabricfan said...

What a clever idea. Love the beads.

Regina said...

How fun!

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Fun idea, love it !

sheila said...

This is really fun and I love the words on the beads - a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Stefanie said...

Wow ... what an awesome interpretation of this crusade!

I'm new to art journaling, and seeing all the ways 'crusaders' are thinking outside the box is really inspiring. Great work!