This past April we entered Modern Parents Messy Kids’ Deco Art Earth Day Craft Challenge by submitting our Rolly Rocky Holey cardboard game blog post. Soon thereafter we were notified that we won one of five Deco Art Paint prizes. A couple of weeks later we received all these wonderful paints, stencils, tools and texturizers in the mail. The kids faces lit up when they opened the box of goodies…
After they tore open the box, they painted for an hour or so testing out all the tools and stencils, but then (upon my suggestion) decided to take the heap of plastic bottle caps from our recycle bin and make something out of them.
The kids chose four colors of Deco Art paint from the box.
Then portioned out the bottle caps into four bowls and started pouring paint in each.
We enjoyed mixing the bottle caps into the paint until a few flew out of the bowls, across the room, and landed on the carpet. Not good. Accidents happen though, so we just took the time to clean the carpet, then got back down to business.
After all the bottle caps were covered in paint, we dug them out of the bowls one by one with a fork, then laid them on a flattened paper bag to dry overnight.
Once they were dry, the kids made all kinds of painted bottle cap artwork (with the addition of a few wooden cookie and tea party accessories)…
It’s a perfect rainy day or lazy weekend recyclable art project for the kids. Our kids loved rolling, stacking, flipping, placing, and sorting them for hours. Who knew plastic bottle caps could be so much fun?