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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Frugal Friday: Plastic bottle prints

Plastic bottle prints


Taken from Innerchildfun 

Every week I do a search on google and find ideas for my family. This week I was looking for something fun to do with all the pop bottles I have been saving up. I was saving them originally to
make planters but as the summer holidays are looming, it made sense to find something for the kids
to do too. I stumbled upon the blog innerchildfun. This blog is packed full of crafty ideas to keep your kids entertained. It's worth stopping by and having a look. 


Quite simply you can make flower prints using the bottom of a pop bottle. The size does not matter, if you have a variation of sizes, create a picture with different size flowers. 

You will need:

Empty plastic pop bottles
Different colours of paint - poster paint is advisable as it washes out easy
An old sheet or newspaper
Old clothes
Paper or fabric to print on

Instructions:
  1. Squirt some paint into a tray/ bowl/ plate - whatever you normally use. 
  2. Remove the cap from the bottle
  3. Dip the bottom of the bottle into the paint, give it a little wiggle if wanted
  4. Move bottle over to paper/fabric and start printing flowers.
  5. Use the bottle top dipped in paint to make the circle the petals hold on to - create a solid circle using the top of the cap or a outline of the circle using the other side. Try mixing them up and do a different colour outline.
I have some fabric paints left over from a previous project. I might buy some plain tshirts and set the kids out to make their own tops for messing about in the garden, or make some new curtains. 

What would your children make? 

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