select pine in 4 inch and 3 inch wide planks
(for board & batten)
leftover MDF for the baseboard
leftover kitchen flooring
molding for infront of the shelves
leftover kitchen paint in 2 colors
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, it’s really fun and a very inexpensive way of making some cute
wrapping paper. Did you know that you can get rolls of unprinted newspaper?
( I happen to have an inside scoop seeing as I’m a photographer at our local newspaper).
My kids do all sorts of projects on them and our newspaper sells
them to anyone for $2 for an end roll of newsprint, we get over 100ft of newsprint per roll
(and it’s free for employees like me!).
You’ll probably need to make a phone call to your local paper and see if they have the paper rolls available.
what you will need:
paint (we used tempra)
total cost $0
(I had all the supplies already)
Simply roll out the paper on a long table or outside on the pavement, coat the bottoms of the egg cartons with paint and using the egg cartons as stamp make even rows of polka dots in various colors until the paper is full. Let dry then roll back up on the paper tube the newsprint came on and use or store for the next occasion.
We didn’t have time today with moving and all, but I’d love to try making this with the left over paint from our Painting with Bubbles post.
I was so inspired yesterday watching Australian Puppeteer Bob Parsons and his Walk-About-Puppet’s Mr. Blister’s Toy Circus at our local library that all I could do was think about how I wanted to make one. But those cost thousands so with a little thought I came up with using one of kids stuffed animals and cost was under $2.
Depending on what kind of animal you use will determine how many strings, there are six holes available we only used 4 or them for our little monkey.
Once that’s done it’s time to play!