Once upon a time, I was a fun mom and did lots of fun artsy craftsy things with my kids… mostly because I had a little girl who had not reached the teen years and still liked me. Now I have a little boy who doesn’t want to do anything that doesn’t involve a circuit board. *sigh* Anyway, when I was a fun mom, we spent an afternoon making tie-dyed paper using food coloring and shaving cream. If you've never seen this process, go HERE and take a gander. It’s fun and messy! And we ended up with some cool looking card stock that looked like this:
I used some super strong double sided tape to make my box and it looked like this:
Whenever my kids have a friend birthday party to attend, I encourage them to give their friends art supplies. A long candy box is perfect to house some pencils (out of the packaging), a glue stick (again, out of the packaging), and some erasers!
After I stuffed my box and closed the ends with baker’s twine, I used a card from the Albums Made Easy Card Set for a tag and decorated with some templates like so:
I still had lots of the tie dyed paper left, and I wanted to do a birthday themed card and envelope set, so I used my Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope for a 3 1/2” by 4 1/2” card (the measurements you need are right on the board- super easy!). The envelope looked kind of boring, so again I used my Kiwi Lane templates to decorate it:
Then I used another card from the Albums Made Easy Card Set for the basis of a card. I simply matted it with some polka dot paper, chomped the corners with my WRMK Corner Chomper and put the card and mat on a 7” by 4 1/2” card base (folded in half, of course, to make a 3 1/2” by 4 1/2” card):
Here’s the final result of my tie dye paper crafting, with the help of my Kiwi Lane templates and some We R Memory Keepers tools:
I hope you enjoyed my project- and I hope it inspired you!
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