When my eldest was aged 9, she asked if we could spend more time together crafting. This easy decoupage activity for tweens seemed like the perfect way to spend some time together, so that’s what we started with.
It seemed that just like her Mum, she needed a bit of creativity in her life to energise her and give her that buzz that you get when you are doing something that you love. There is nothing she likes more, apparently, than to potter around in my craft room sticking, painting, sewing, gluing, creating.
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Doing something like this easy craft activity was a special way to bond. Actually, I think “doing something” is a much easier way to spend time with our often prickly tweens. It seems they enjoy this time together too, working side by side.
Although I knew my daughter enjoyed doing anything crafty (which sadly are more few and far between than ever before), I underestimated just how much she enjoyed and valued it. I think needing quality time on her own with me was a big part of it too, as she told me that I had to do it with her, not just potter nearby.
As a result, we marked one Saturday a month in the diary to craft, just the two of us. We are very different in so many ways, so it’s nice to have something to do together that we share.
Easy decoupage activity for tweens
If you’d like to give it a go too, this is how we did it …
You will need:
– tissue box cover (we purchased ours at Spotlight)
– paper serviettes
– mod podge (special glue from craft shops)
– paint brush
1. Tear up your paper serviettes into small pieces.
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