Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday craft project

What started as a project for kids, turned into a nice hostess gift addition.
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It started as a trying out a project for my Mundo Lindo kid's after school art program. In the parking lot, outside of the craft store. (and inspired by Alisa Burke)
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I bought cheap silver balls, puff paint (found in the fabric painting aisle, but works on all surfaces) and coffee (optional.)

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The parking lot try out was a success, so I made some more in my studio. Remove the little hangey things.

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I squirted yellow dots, and sprinkled glitter. (The paint is very goopy, when wet, and larger balls might be easier to work with.)holiday stuff
Then I squirted red petals to surround the sparkly yellow center. Of course, there's a million ways to design these!

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I stuck them on old brushes or pencils to dry. (The mosaic pot is from the recent Mundo Lindo project.) Let them dry overnight.

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Put the hangey thing back in, add a ribbon. 

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Since I'd been saving paper product cardboard tubes for the kids projects, I tried out another potential kid activity, toliet paper angels.
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4 comments:

  1. Jane, I love the ornaments and the toilet paper angels. The juiciness of the puffy paint is irresistable. I can't wait to try some!!!!

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  2. Sweet! I like your angels. I taught folks at my church how to make a nativity scene with toilet paper rolls this week, and everyone seemed to have a great time.

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  3. Ah Ha Jane,

    Love the toilet paper angels. You need to see my tree, covered with 7 years of searching out the strangest handmade ornaments I could find from Goodwills. I have an original toilet paper santa and a clothpin Dolly Parton who graces the top of the tree!!

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  4. We did this for a work Christmas party last year. We decorated Silver, Clear, and all different matte color bulbs. We used permanent paint pens. They turned out so beautifully.. especially the ones made by the extra crafty guests. = D We set them out in a bowl this year .. they're still gorgeous!

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