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Still Life Picture Project

A still life picture.
A still life picture.

Try this still life picture project and bring old wallpaper samples to life by layering different patterns, shapes, and colors on one background.

What You'll Need:

  • Wallpaper scraps or old wallpaper books
  • Scissors
  • Poster board
  • Craft glue

Here's a great way to use leftover wallpaper.

Step One: If you don't have any wallpaper scraps, you can get old wallpaper books at a home decorating store. Have an adult help you cut "still life" shapes such as a table, a bowl, and fruit from different patterns of wallpaper scraps.

Step Two: Now set up your "still life" scene on a piece of poster board. You can leave the poster board plain or glue a sheet of wallpaper over it to create a wallpapered background for your "still life" scene.

Step Three: Place the wallpaper table on the poster board background, then put the bowl shape on top of the table, and add the fruit shapes in the bowl. Once you've arranged the pieces, glue them in place.

Do you like three-dimensional pictures? Find out how to make your very own 3-D picture project on the next page.

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