Hi! I’m Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun and I’m super excited to be here! I’ve got a super fun craft for you today–Kid painted garden markers…made from paint sticks!I did not steal these. I’m just a hoarder….(and it’s not limited to paint sticks.) So slowly and surely I’ve saved these….but I’m sure Home Depot would let you have some. Our store has the nicest workers!
I gave each a coat of spray paint to cover up the designs. (kids could do this with regular paint!)
Then it was time for them to decorate! Here’s the things with letting your kids paint. They love it…and they start out decorating and making designs and then it slowly becomes covered with all the paint mixed together.
And that’s fine. I don’t like to micro manage–I want the kids to be able to create without me over their shoulder!
But I do have a little secret.–I don’t let them use any dark colors. One drop of brown or black and no matter what colors you have it’s going to look like poop (the color)
I try to use bright fun colors. And white is a great color! You could use any color and white and get many different shades!
Here is the color palette we used:
I have three kids so each one got to decorate 2 sticks.
After they get them all decorated…and those clumps of paint dried…I added some Expressions vinyl! Cut it out of Permanent outdoor vinyl with my Silhouette —Added some transfer tape-
Cut eat vegetable apart and peel up transfer tape with vinyl attached. Lay on project and rub to get a great stick.
Then peel up the transfer tape and your vinyl will be on your paint sticks!
(you can also have your kids write it with a sharpie!)
They turned out so fun and colorful! I want to have them paint big canvas’s now!fun fact: I had to ask on facebook if any of my neighbors had a garden that I could take pictures in…cause I don’t have one! ha! Thanks to my friend Jillian for letting me tromp through her yard!
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