Ok. This is the second part of a three part series on OTHER ways to use your kits. It is my opinion that once you've got a firm grasp on digital scrapbooking, it's worth it to BUY kits. Sure, get the freebies when you can and if they are good, but buying kits is worth it because they have so many other uses. In Part 1, I showed examples of how I used kits or just Photoshop in projects related to my job as a teacher.
Today's post is how I've used it in my church. Now, I am LDS, and most of these projects are for Primary--kids 3-12. But, I'm sure these projects can be used for many other purposes other than church. A lot of them are just really great for kids. You could adapt some of these projects for birthday parties or toys for your children.
Paper Boxes are one of my favorite things to make. When I used them in Primary last week, I made up six of them, put a piece of paper with a song written on it inside. Then I called on a kid, let them find a box (I had them hidden all over the room) and they would open it and get the song. Then--they got to keep the box. Total excitement at this point. I've also used them to put CTR rings in as a gift for the kids, and another time they were an invitation to a birthday party. Each kid got a box with their name on it, and there was a piece of paper inside with the details. There are SO many things you can do with this! Another time I found a pattern for a triangle shaped box. I put a poem on it, and inside was a little candle for them. So cute.
Oh--and here's something REALLY fun. Panos actions has a really cool action that will make a box FOR YOU. All you have to do is choose the photos. When its done running, it will have a box all ready to print and fold, and each side will have a photo you choose! It's so cute! This is a FREE action, too! You kind find it here: Panos Effects Paper Box Action
Paper Bag Puppets
This was kind of silly I suppose. I could have done this very easily with regular paper. But I was just starting to digital scrapbook, and I was obsessed with my kits. It was actually a really good way for me to see what I had and mess wit lots and lots of kits. So I made these strips. I printed them and cut them out. Then the kids made a chain. I can't even remember what we wrote on each strip now--a scripture or something. I don't know. But the kids loved it!
If you would like a downloadable and printable copy of the Primary Song Wheel, you can find a post about it here.