Use paint and glitter to decorate a useful storage tub for pens and pencils. Choose a cylindrically shaped container to recycle into a pencil tub and cover it with a layer of papier mache to make it stronger and provide a good surface to decorate.

You will need:

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  • Cardboard containers
  • Newspaper
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors

Steps to follow:

Step # 1

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Start by covering the container with a layer of newspaper squares, glued on. Cover the container and leave it in a warm, airy place to dry.


Step # 2

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When the papier mache is completely dry, paint on a base coat and allows it to dry. You may need two coats of paint.


Step # 3

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Paint on the fish and seaweed, using one color at a time. Don’t forget to paint on some air bubbles above the fish.


Step # 4

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When the paint is dry, spread glue on areas you want to glitter. Do this one color at a time and leave it to dry between colors.


Step # 5

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Note: before you begin, give the cardboard container a quick wash. Stand it upside down to drain and then dry it with a clean towel.


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