An army is a group of soldiers who fight for and defend their country. The saying here comes the cavalry is used in warfare to depict an army coming to help fight off an enemy.
As being a soldier and defending your country is a job that any man should be proud of this leads an example to many little boys who use their imagination and play games with their toy soldiers. Being in the army may be a job they may wish to do in the future much like a being fireman or a policeman all these jobs spark a child`s imagination.
How about encouraging your little boy’s imagination by getting creative in arts and crafts to turn his bedroom into a little army retreat. Using army scrapbook paper which you will find on digitalpapershop.com here`s how.
How to Make Bunting using Army Scrapbook Paper
Bunting is a creative way to liven up any room, I think army bunting would look great to match along with your child`s soldier themed bedroom. Just follow these simple steps and away you go.
You will need:
- Army Scrapbook Paper
- Hanging hooks
Simply cut your cardboard into triangles any size you wish however all matching. Next cover and glue your army scrapbook paper to the triangles creating a uniformed or eclectic effect depending on the different styles of army scrapbook paper you choose from. When the glue is dry prick holes in the corner of each triangle and thread the string through each hole. Now you have your bunting use the hanging hooks to attach to the ceiling and voila your very own army bunting.
Framed Pictures Using Army Scrapbook Paper
Christmas is a happy time of year for most, a time when we get together with our families and enjoy all things festive. However for soldiers working abroad at Christmas this is a time when they miss their family hugely and so this gift idea would put a smile on their faces.
You can buy a basic picture frame from many different stores. Simply choose your design of army scrapbook paper and using the appropriate adhesive glue your paper around the frame. Then you can add your family pictures and send to your loved ones this Christmas. Here is an example of one fabulous frame:
Using Army Scrapbook Paper to Wrap Gifts
If your little boy or girl is obsessive when it comes to all things soldier what better way to wrap their presents than army gift wrap. There are a whole host of army scrapbook paper designs. In a wide variety of colours from camouflage muted greens and browns to red, white and blue stars and stripes depending on what you`re after.
As well as your gift wrap why not make your own gift tags to label your unique presents. Just cover some cardboard such as a cereal box with the paper of your chosen design. Then cut up into tag shapes and make a hole to thread your string through.
Upcycle Some Furniture with Army Scrapbook Paper
One of the easiest things to do with a fabulous unique retro effect in arts and crafts is to decoupage furniture. Using your army scrapbook paper which you can find at digitalpapershop.com simply cover the piece of furniture you choose in the design of your choice. There are loads of styles of furniture from an old cabinet you want to spruce up, or it could be something simple like a light switch. Glue the paper to the furniture using a suitable adhesive and then varnish with clear varnish for a long lasting effect.
How to Make Customised Nursery Letters Using Army Scrapbook Paper
You will need:
- Wooden letters cut into the initials of your choice
- Army Scrapbook Paper
- Clear varnish
Cover the letters in your army scrapbook paper using the adhesive to glue them together. When this is dry paint over with clear varnish and voila your very own customised soldiers name tag.
So after reading this I hope your mind is full of ideas on where to begin with your arts and crafts and that it`s lots of fun!