Hand-painted Gifts For Kids To Make And Give

10 Jun

Hand-painted change bowl

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.



Cut glass bowl (from discount stores for around $1.00)
Acrylic craft paint (Dad’s favorite colors)
Paint brush
Paint tray
White glue
Clear acrylic sealer (optional)

  1. Make sure the outside of the bowl is clean and free of fingerprints.
  2. Cover your workspace with paper.
  3. Mix well,  a little paint with a little white glue in a paint tray or paper plate.
  4. 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.
  5. Allow to dry 30 minutes.
  6. Spray with two coats clear sealer according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Add a penny for luck and then wrap it…Dad will love it!


This is a nice hand-painted gift for the Mom.

Hand-painted candle holder

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.



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