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Monday, June 29, 2015

painted bottle preschool art



Painted bottle preschool art. Actually pretty dratted easy! This is my 3 year old's "rocket" we made together yesterday. He wanted to make a rocket, but he did not want to wait for anything to dry. Play right now, Mama! I tried suggesting paper wrapped around the bottle but that was met with actual tears in his eyes. Little people have very precise ideas at times and can get frustrated when we don't understand.

Enter, this. I did something right! Yay, me!

You will need:
  • a clean empty clear-plastic bottle or jar (as you can see, our bottle is a recycled brandy bottle that was recently emptied for tinctures I'm setting up -- he did not want the label removed!)
  • the proper lid that screws onto the container 
  • poster paint
  • white liquid poster glue 
  • super glue or duct tape for sealing the lid 
  • optional glitter 
  • optional decorations for the outside

With some steadying adult hands, the child can squirt in a glug or two each of paint and glue. There is no exact measurement, just roughly the same of each and enough goop altogether to coat the inside of the bottle. Add glitter if desired.

The adult will need to super glue the lid in place. Or, together screw on the lid and tape it tightly closed with duct tape.

Now go maraca banana crazy! Shake that thing up! Coat the inside of the container with the goop. Decorate on the outside if you desire, or go right away and start playing with it.

Ours is a pretty basic rocket. You could also make colorful skittles, spaceships, a table center piece... ummmm.... I'm sure there are more things to make out of these! Let yourself be inspired by the child in front of you and the bottles or jars you find. What can you make?

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