This has to be my favorite project so far. Both making the splatter painting projects and the finished project. But fair warning, if you looking for one of those blog managed by a super creative person whose crafts come out perfect and whose house is neat and tidy even in the midst of projects, this is not it! We keep it real. My kids and I love to do projects together but we end up with turkeys that look like penguins, paint on the floor and graham cracker structures that fall apart even before we finish them.
I've included some videos in this post. They are very brief so don't be afraid to click on them.
|We had a variety of glass jars, a vase and a candy dish.|
We use a box as a shield so we didn't splatter paint the whole kitchen.
|Kaleb's jar for his teacher.|
We started with the lightest color first--white. We went to the park and did a photo shoot, then came back and used green. After it dried we used red.
|The jars drying after their last coat of paint.|
1. Wipe the jars with rubbing alcohol to get off oil from your hands or any dirt.
2. Add a couple of drops of water to the paint (and stir) so it's a bit thinner. Use paint meant for glass. We used Folk Art Enamels that has a picture of a glass on the top
3. Start with the lightest color. Dip the brush, hold it in front of the jar and tap the brush with your other hand, that will make the paint splatter forward.
4. Let dry between coats.
5. Put on a cookie sheet and put in a cold oven. Heat to 350F. Bake 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and let it cool in the oven.
|The jars ready to bake.|
|You can use any kind of bow or ribbon to finish them. This jar is for my favorite children's librarian at the public library.|
|This one has a gift card attached for a friend of Jasmine's.|
|This one is for Kaleb's teacher.|
|I'm keeping this candy dish for us. I may go back to the dollar store and get a couple more for gifts.|
Jessica hasn't decided what to do with her vase yet.
This is my favorite project so far. A bit messy to clean up. and my black Nikes have red,white and green dots (they are very Christmas-y), but the time spent together and the finished pieces are worth it.