The kids and I decorated Christmas bulbs!
I bought a package of 6 ready to paint glass bulbs at a craft store in Vaughn Mall. I think they may have been primed because they had a cream matte finish. So I bought red, white and gold acrylic paint and we went to town.
To start I swirled some gold metallic paint around the bulb with my hands to give the bulb a nice background tone.
Oliver's were easy! And he loved it... he loves anything to do with getting his hands dirty. The easiest way I could get most of his hand print on the bulb without smudging was if I let him hold the buld in his palms with both hands. We practised a few times and then he helped me paint his fingers and palms. I told him to open his hands then I rested the buld in his hands and let him hold it for a few seconds. I told him to let go and then I set them out to dry.
Opal's on the other hand... were a very different story. Foot prints for young ins are not easy as it is... try it on a bulb and it just gets harder... try a hand print on a bulb! It can't be done! So we did her foot print. But not without a few failed attempts. Once with red paint which I swirled around with my hands to blend in and once with white paint. Finally Hubby had to step in and we pulled it off!
Once they were dry I used permanent marker to write the year and their names on and tied some bronze coloured ribbon in a bow at the top. We made 6 bulbs, I kept a set for myself and we gave my parents (Nana & Papa) and Hubby's parents (Grandma & Grandpa) a set for Christmas.
They All Loved Them!