With Father’s day right around the corner, I thought I would post this easy craft project for kids to do for their Dad. It’s perfect for keeping the change and other items he like to carry in his pocket.
HAND-PAINTED GLASS CHANGE BOWL
Cut glass bowl (from discount stores for around $1.00)
Acrylic craft paint (Dad’s favorite colors)
Clear acrylic sealer (optional)
- Make sure the outside of the bowl is clean and free of fingerprints.
- Cover your workspace with paper.
- Mix well, a little paint with a little white glue in a paint tray or paper plate.
- Look over the bowl and decide what cut designs you want colored, then apply the paint. For bowls with a lot of designs, paint the largest ones or every other one. Let dry 20 minutes before painting the bottom. To paint the bottom, place the bowl over a can of soup.
- Allow to dry 30 minutes.
- Spray with two coats clear sealer according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Add a penny for luck and then wrap it…Dad will love it!
HAND-PAINTED GLASS VOTIVE HOLDER
This is a nice hand-painted gift for the Mom.
This glass votive holder was painted the same way, with the addition of some rhinestones (applied while the paint was wet). I drew the diamonds on a strip of paper and then taped it to the inside (facing out) as a guide. The circles were made by dipping a pencil eraser into the paint and lightly dabbing it onto the glass.