Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Make Cardboard Garlands

Friday, Apr. 3, 2020 – Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Discover how you can make garland out of recycled cardboard! Share how you use your finished garland with #craftwithhccc and tag us at @crafthouston. We will be sharing some of our favorites in the upcoming weeks!⁠

Cardboard Garland Project ⁠
✶✶ Great for kids aged 3+ ✶✶⁠

✶ Recycled cardboard, such as cereal box⁠
✶ Any paint around your house ⁠
✶ Paint brush ⁠
✶ Markers ⁠
✶ Holepunch ⁠
✶ String ⁠

1. Find recycled cardboard that would normally go into trash.⁠
2. Disassemble materials so that they are flat.⁠
3. Use kid friendly scissors to cut out your favorite shapes. ⁠
4. Paint your shapes with any leftover paint you have around your house. Be sure to let your shapes dry before the next step. ⁠
5. Use a hole puncher to make the holes at the top corners of each shape.⁠
6. Add patterns and colors to each shape with markers. Add as much detail as you want! ⁠
7. Find some string and thread it through each of your pieces. ⁠
8. Hang it and enjoy!⁠ (Don't forget to share #craftwithhccc @crafthouston⁠)



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  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Accessible parking lot is located directly behind the building off Travis and Rosedale.


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