Friday, May 15, 2009

Painted glass stones

I may not feel inspired or creative but my son sure does. During a play date, he pulled out the supplies for these, and they each sat down and painted some. The last time we made these we put them in potted plants outside for a little extra color in the winter garden.

Glass marbles – clear and flat, the largest size is easiest for little hands
Often available at tile stores, I have also found them at the dollar store, they are often used in clear flower vases
Acrylic craft paint- watch out, when it dries it is permanent
A small amount goes a long way.
Small head paint brushes – we used ones with a head about the size of a tooth pick. We didn’t have enough for everyone, so I used a much thicker one and it was very difficult.
Newspaper – to cover working surface and mix colors on

Cover work surface with newspaper
Paint underside (flat side) of marble
Can use newspaper to mix colors on
Let dry
Turn over and display

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