Mar 14, 2011
Don't just throw away those take-out tubs
you get at the deli or supermarket. Instead, let your kids use them as
canvases for reverse painting, a style that calls for painting in layers
-- from the details out -- on the inside of a clear container.
- Clean, see-through plastic container
- Acrylic paint and brush
- Craft foam
- Tacky glue
- Googly eyes
1. On the inside of the container, paint the first
layer of detail, such as the black spots on the ladybug, the teardrops
on the turtle shell, or the swirls on the butterfly wings (we trimmed
our butterfly container first to resemble wings). Let it dry for 10 to
15 minutes or until the paint no longer smudges.
2. Add as many more layers as you wish -- each in a
different color -- by painting right over the original design. Just be
sure to leave some plastic exposed if you plan to apply another coat and
allow each layer to dry before moving on to the next.
3. Use the container as a guide to cut a body from
craft foam. Glue on or draw details such as eyes and antennae, then glue
the craft foam to the painted shell.
- Article reprinted with the permission of Disney Canada. View original article here.