Posts Tagged ‘kids’

5th Annual March Break Kids Collage Challenge!

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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It’s back!

The kiddies are out of school with idle hands, keep them busy with the 5th Annual March Break Kids Collage Challenge!  Challenge their creativity to use the materials they have to make something awesome!

REGISTER IN STORE BETWEEN

SAT MARCH 8 – SUN MARCH 16

TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE COLLAGE PACK

 

RETURN YOUR COMPLETED COLLAGE BY

SUN MARCH 23 TO SEE YOUR WORK DISPLAYED IN THE PAPER PLACE WINDOW! 

12 AND UNDER – ONE PER CHILD

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On the 11th day of December The Paper Place gave to me…. A Mini Maker Prize Pack!

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Mini Maker Prize Pack!

Click to enter!

 

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March Break Kids Collage Challenge

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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Sign up in sotre between Monday, March 4th and Firday, March 15th to receive your collage pack, then get creative!  Return your completed collage by Monday March 18th to have your work displayed in the store for the month of April.
One per child – ages 12 and under.

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So Many Pickles…

Monday, January 21st, 2013

I made a mini art work for my baby nephew.  His name is Dylan and my family has started calling him Dilly or Dill Pickle so I wanted to make something dill pickle themed for his room.

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I used a 6×8″ piece of Etchu Hagaki for the background and cut and pasted Moriki Kozo shaped pickles in Lime.  I used a variety of papers to make the pickle outfits, including Moriki Kozo, Metal Momi, Nepalese (available in-store) and solid colour and shimmer card stocks (available in-store).

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I used the Micron Pens (available in-store) in black to draw the jar, lid, and some of the details on the pickles.  I also used watercolours to paint a light brine in the jar.

Jax

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Crafting with kids at Harbourfront Centre

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

This past Thanksgiving weekend, fellow staffer Mariel and I headed over to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre to participate in  HarbourKIDS: Folk - a three day festival filled with free entertainment and activities celebrating the positivity of community, family, and friends through folk music, folk tales, and folk art.

For the weeks leading up to the festival, I was faced with the task of developing a collaborative art project that children of all ages could engage in and contribute to, resulting in a piece that would grow over the course of the weekend. I was really excited about the opportunity to introduce so many young people to the world of folk art and craft, and decided to focus on the idea of traditional craft practices, but using not so traditional materials.

Inspired by the vibrant, fabric-like qualities of the Chiyogami paper in the shop, I thought it would be fun to have the kids cut, paste, and weave strips of the paper to create what looked like patchwork quilt blocks. Each block would then be attached together, creating a large, colourful paper quilt. This gave the kids a chance to work with some beautiful paper, and see their  piece become part of a greater, collaborative artwork.

Armed with buckets of Chiyogami paper strips (and lots of our other papers, the sparkly Candyflake was particularly popular), we worked with hundreds of enthusiastic, crafty kids to create a Patchwork Paper Quilt that grew to fill the entire tent by the end of the weekend. Here’s how it looked after just one day!

Kalpna

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