I recently got a box of craft supplies from Plaid crafts with the instructions to create a kids craft. I LOVED the bright spring colors of Apple Barrel paint they sent – so pretty! Also included were some letter stencils, foam pouncers/brushes, and a bottle of Mod Podge Washout for kids.
First, let me tell you a little about these products. All of these items can be found at Michael’s or your local craft store. Apple Barrel acrylic paints are very reasonably priced (around $1 or under) and come in all kinds of colors. I use their paints all the time for small craft projects and love that they are easily cleaned up with soap and water while they are still wet.
And Mod Podge Washout – pretty amazing stuff! This is the same stuff as regular Mod Podge gloss formula but it will wash out of anything – clothes, furniture, etc. even AFTER it has dried! No pre-soak necessary – just throw it in the wash and it comes right out. Perfect for teachers or moms or even people like me who will probably use it myself cause I can be a messy crafter!
I picked up these paper maché boxes at Hobby Lobby ($3 – 30% sale) to turn into jewelry or trinket boxes.
So one day when I had some time with my nieces and nephews, we got to work. First we painted the lid and box with the Apple Barrel paint. It took 2 coats.
Love the easy cleanup while this paint is wet.
They all chose different colors. Here are the boxes all painted and dry, ready to be personalized with some stencils and decorations.
The stencil pack also came with some shapes too.
They had fun stenciling their initials and some other shapes and patterns onto the boxes.
Once that was all dry, it was time to protect the paint and boxes (and add some shine!) with a coat of Mod Podge.
Since this was completely washable, I just let them go to town and paint their own boxes with very little help. It washed right off their hands, the table, everything.
To finish them off we hot glued a flower or wood embellishment on the top and they were all done.
They turned out really cute! Love the sheen of the Mod Podge and the fact that the paint has a nice protective coat on it and won’t chip off easily.
They were quickly filled up with hair bows, jewelry, and more and little guy is using his box for his ties (and I am sure some trucks and cars at some point too.)
Got some kids crafts on the agenda? Make sure to pick up some Mod Podge Washout – it can be used as an adhesive, sealer, and much more!
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