Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cling Wrap Painted Flowers

I am digging the new centerpiece on my kitchen table!  Best flowers ever!

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I found the tutorial to make these cute flowers over at Ape 2 Zebra Toys.  It was a really easy project.  And a big plus…no mess!  No paint on fingers, no paint on clothes…awesome!  (I still used washable paint just in case!)

Trenton picked out two colors to put on his flower, I covered it with cling wrap, and then he smashed, smushed, banged, and patted the flower to make a neat tie-dyeish painted flower.

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After seeing how this type of painting worked, Trenton became very serious about his art.

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Charlotte was excited about getting to make her own flowers.  She loved going, “pat, pat, pat” to her flowers, but as soon as I took the camera out, she wanted it!

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Trenton’s flowers are on the top, and Charlotte’s are on the bottom.  So cute!

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It took a full 24 hours for the paint to totally dry.  I poked holes in the flowers with a paper clip, threaded pipe cleaners through the holes, into and out of buttons, and back through the same hole in the flowers. 

I LOVE our new flowers!  And they will never wilt!

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1 comment:

Eileen said...

This is so cute, Jenny! I imagine it was right down Trenton's alley too, since he isn't big on getting his fingers dirty.