Thursday, March 6, 2014

egg carton paint trays

I am constantly trying to think of ways to use cardboard boxes, egg cartons, lids, bottles...basically anything we can recycle and use for something new is a score in my book. Not only do I feel cool but Ty thinks its totally awesome. We paint a lot in this house... more like make huge messes but its fun. I usually throw this paint together in ice trays.. (totally works as well) but these cartons have been sitting in my craft closet for over a week while I decide what to do with them. When the kids wanted to paint I pulled out the ice trays like I usually do and walked over to the closet to get our paint sheet and saw the cartons...pulled them out and they worked perfect.

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Food coloring
  • Egg carton
  • Paint brushes
  • Spoons for mixing
  • Heavy paper for painting on

This paint could not be more fun...and easy.

Pour a little milk into a bowl, add a couple drops of food coloring, and mix. So easy and a total score with the toddlers.

Its super thick and runny....a little sticky, well a lot sticky and takes forever to dry... but they love it.
Ty says "its pretty mom...sparkles"

I always lay out a huge old sheet under the kids chairs for their mess. It happens.. but I don't worry about it on the counter because it wipes right off.

After were done they both get straight in the bath and I leave clean up for later. They are so sticky and messy I am sure it would be all over the furniture if I waited to wash them up.

 happy painting.