Mini Monets and Mommies: DIY Hanukkah Gift Box Collage Activity

Friday, November 21, 2014

DIY Hanukkah Gift Box Collage Activity


Whether you spell it Hanukkah, Chanukah, or any other way… it’s coming up soon. If your child is getting ready to gift a teacher, relative or friend a present on one of those eight nights, help her to create a cute DIY gift box. Reuse a takeout container (the paperboard Chinese takeout kind) and turn it into a collage art carrier.
Chanukkah Crafts

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After the crafting is over, your child can fill the collaged container with holiday goodies! Toss in a few cookies, candies or (one of my personal favorites) Oreo no-bake truffles. Keep the entire gift a DIY activity and help your child to make, bake or create whatever she puts into the homemade caddy!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        A takeout container—If you don’t have one on hand, you can buy a new craft container that looks exactly the same.

·        Blue tissue paper – Choose a few different shades of the color for the holiday present container collage.

·        Clear-drying school glue

·        A paintbrush

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Tear the tissue paper into pieces. Encourage your child to create different shapes and sizes.

Collages Materials

2.     Squeeze a dime-sized pool of glue onto each side of the container.

3.     Spread the glue out with a paintbrush.

4.     Collage the tissue on to the glue. Have your child press the paper on the glue, overlapping the edges. She will need to add more glue to hold the paper down as she goes along.

Collage Art

5.     Repeat this process for the top of the Hanukkah gift container. Avoid the tab that closes the container shut.

Holiday Gift

6.     Fill the gift box with a tasty treat!

Holiday collage

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