Since I’ve started saving all sorts of plastic and paper containers for craft projects I’ve found that I’ve started looking at the package in which everyday products come in a new way…as in, “How could I use this?”
Since I have lots and lots of paint in small and large bottles, I usually give children a palette with small squirts of different colors of paint and a cup of water when ever they attempt a painting project. (Added benefit – they look so cute holding a palette…all that’s missing is a beret!)
In the past I bought palettes and paint cups at out local teacher supply store but, I’ve found a better option and cheaper too. Since I’ve started my reusing packaging campaign I’ve found that:
Empty yogurt cups, vitamin bottles or small plastic containers make great paint cups
Plastic trays that often hold vegetables or fruit make excellent palettes
Empty milk jugs, oil bottles, etc. are great for holding additional water
Cereal Boxes turned inside out make a wonderful canvas – stronger than paper!
All sorts of odd shaped packages to paint in and on enhance creativity
Now if I could only figure out how to make eco brushes we’d be in business!
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