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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bottle Cap Painting

You may remember I posted an article about bottle cap creations a bit ago. I had a reader send me an idea about bottle cap drawing, Gisele. Well when I first read the title of her submission I had a certain idea in my head about what it was going to be.

Here is what happened. I read Gisele's email and thought, "I'll do the bottle cap drawing." So without reading it, I thought I would get everything together. I ran out to the recycling bin--on the curb because it was pick up day--and rescued some different sized bottle caps. Then I went and got some paint and paper and spread everything out ready to go. Then I opened Gisele's email and saw it had absolutely nothing to do with paint and paper. That's what I get for jumping the gun.

Anyway, while I had everything out I thought I'd have some fun. I dipped the caps in the paint and made some circles on the paper. I then thought this would be fun when we do our circle in January--watch for the children's creations coming in January.

I thought since Christmas was just around the corner I would try some Christmas pictures. If you look, you will see I made a Christmas tree and a Christmas wreath. It was actually pretty fun. Be careful, you can get carried away stamping circles all over:).

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KidsIndoors said...

Loved the idea! :)

Country Fun said...

Just as addicting for the kids. Such a simple object and they can get such enjoyment from it. Looking forward to seeing what else you and the children create.

Mihaela { Best Toys 4 Toddlers } said...

totally cool! And it turned out great! Would you like to link this as Christmas activity in our linky: :)

RedTedArt said...

Oh how lovely! I love the tree and the wreath. So great to explore shapes and things with young children. I will give this a go!

I would love for you to visit Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) current link up is here:

Hopefully see you there!


Kristi@Creative Connections for Kids said...

Love the idea! I have been throwing away laundry caps and have often thought there has got to be something to do with these other than just scoop and pour. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hello! I've written a round up of bottle top play and learning ideas and have included this awesome post. I hope that you don't mind me using one picture and your link. If you'd like me to take it out of the post just give me a shout :) The post will be live on Monday 11 February. Keep up the fabulous work :)