Today is a continuation of our project from yesterday. Yesterday my son and I made an adorable UFO craft using a water bottle, some paint, and a few accessories. It was a really fun project to make. While we were working on it I was thinking about today’s challenge – cereal boxes – and trying to come up with something clever out of a cereal box. He was in the middle of playing with his Lego’s when the idea came to me. We were going to make a backdrop for his alien encounter! Yes, he even has alien Lego’s – the kid is ADDICTED to Lego’s!
There really wasn’t much work involved in this project. It was completed in less than 20 minutes including drying time.
Supplies: Empty cereal box, scissors, paint, and accessories
To create your backdrop simply cut open the box and cut off the extra flaps. Using acrylic paint we painted the background black and then applied some silver dry brushing to look like outer space. Finally we added a few foam stickies that we found on clearance at Michael’s this afternoon. Add your Lego creations and the water bottle UFO and you have a complete alien encounter using mostly found items around the house.
Eco-Note: Recycle the scraps or make bookmarks out of them!
This post is part of the Upcycled Crafting Challenge (#freefromtrash) that I’m hosting this month. It’s part of a one month challenge to create from trash. This challenge will hopefully open your eyes to the number of items that we still end up trashing every day that could be used by ourselves or our kids to create fun and useful items.