Monday, July 28, 2014

Make something Monday: More edible paint and chalkboard wine bottles

Summer is coming to an end at the Wood house, I am so sad. This summer has been so much fun! I really hate to see back to school ads and swimsuits on clearance. Callie is leaving for Texas in 2 days and it's  back to school for Kellen and I on Wednesday.

For make something Monday last week, Callie's craft was a bit of a flop. She wanted to make another batch of edible paint, but by the time we got it all made, she was over it and just wanted to eat everything. We found the recipe here.  We followed it pretty exactly and it came out beautiful, but more tasty than artsy.

You need:
Mini marshmallows
Corn syrup
food coloring bowls, cups and paint brushes

We followed the recipe pretty exactly but doubled it.
First you measure 2 cups of mini 'shmallows in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir.

Then add 1/2 cup of water and stir some more. Next put it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until all of the marshmallows have dissolved.
Next, add in 6 tablespoons of light corn syrup, stir and, you guessed it back to the microwave for 30 second. The stir until everything is dissolved.
Then evenly distribute the mixture into cups or bowls and add your food coloring. We used 2 drops of each color and that was plenty.
Now get to work making masterpieces!
Crazy girl!!
Callie got super creative and decided to paint the picture using big marshmallows. Then she decided to "Glue" the big ones to her picture using the paint.
It was clearly more fun to eat than to paint with!

Now, for grown up crafts! I made these a while back, but they are super fun and way easy. 

You need:
empty wine bottles (I wanted mine to match, but you could use different sized and shaped bottles to change it up a little)
chalkboard spray paint

First you have to get the label off the bottles. I soaked mine in the sink, that got most of the paper off. Then I sprayed them wd-40 to dissolved the glue and scrubbed it off with a scour sponge.

Make sure they are thoroughly dried and paint. I did 2 coats to get solid coverage.

After they dry you can write on them!
I had the"love" on them for a while, then my lovely husband wrote "fart" on them, he thought he was pretty clever.
Now they are currently on display in the my kitchen...

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