Hot weather and a bunch of kids… if it’s not a pool or beach day it must be time for a friendly sumer craft!
We had friends over this week and decided to put our kids to work on a little ocean-themed project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while.
All it took was a few leftover paper bowls and a few other random supplies. Read on for the details and a link to the tutorial.
We got the kids set up with watercolors outside and had them paint the inside and outside of two bowls each. This is where we veered from the directions a little.
But this way, when we hang them, the underneath sides will have a pop of color, too. I precut ribbons and foam eyeball pieces for the kids to glue on to save a bit of time, which helped since we were dealing with a five-, four, three- and two-year old.
Next time, we’ll add more ribbons in the center of the bowl like the example (the directions weren’t exactly clear on this but if you read the comments, it makes a bit more sense).
And while they didn’t turn out quite as glamourous as our inspiration (seriously, hers are beautiful, in a non-toddler-art sort of way), I think ours are pretty darn cute.
Now to hang them up!
Have you made any summer-themed crafts lately?