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Mother's Day

Make Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day with a thoughtful handmade gift. Our craft ideas are sure to brighten Mum’s day and our step by step activities make it really easy to get crafty this Mother's day.

Pretty Papier Mache Gift Boxes

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There are so many uses for these little boxes! Liven up any small gift or use them to hold your special items! They can be decorated in a number of ways. Use the steps below as a decorative guide and mix up the techniques to create a unique combination of your own!

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  • Step 1Begin by giving your boxes a coat of white paint. Allow to dry. This is not essential but provides a good base for painting.
  • Step 2Paint your boxes in bright colours. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Place the collage materials on the table and allow the children to choose what they would like to decorate their box.
  • Step 44. We have cut up foamies to create the teapot and butterfly, pom poms for the ice cream, and tissue paper for the flowers.

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 250ml
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Product Code: 10364
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Papier Mache Box Set - Pack of 12
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Product Code: 10873
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Collage Starter Kit
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Product Code: 10875
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Tissue Paper Circles - 18cm - Pack of 480
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Product Code: 11851
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Pom Poms - Assorted - Pack of 400
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Product Code: 12297
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Mini Foam Stickers - Pack of 640
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Product Code: 15131
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