if i'm short, sweet & to the point, please forgive me. :)
i had plans to post this last night, but had a 'doh!' homer moment when i sent the dude to bed with his jar!
so i had to wait until this morning to snap pictures in the ol' bathroom.
& now i'm trying to hurry before the babe wakes up from his morning nap..
because i spent the last 1/2 hr taking on sprinkler mechanics.
the blow up sprinkler he got for his birthday took a crapper 20 minutes in.
shame on manufacturers for getting a little boys super hero hopes up & then destroying them shortly thereafter!
(ps. he loved this for the short time it lasted, but skip it, trust me)
anyways. so yesterday was make something monday.
he was SUPER DUPER excited when i showed him the pictures of what we were going to do.
hasn't everyone on pinterest fell in love with this dreamy summer picture?
the best i can find, this here is the original source for this picture.
(if someone knows different, please send me the link so i can properly credit)
but to my great dismay upon finding the link, there were no 'real' directions other than to splatter paint inside.
so how to splatter?
well.. i worked on it a little before i called the dude out to help.
with that said. disregard the toothbrush in the picture. SO doesn't work.
but the good news is if you totally botch it the first try, rinse, wipe dry & give it another shot!
here's what we did.
glow in the dark star jars:
-glow in the dark paint in various colors (.99 cent clearance at michaels. SCORE!:)
-mason jars (sam's club spaghetti sauce jars in their previous life)
-spray paint for lids
-table covering (please excuse my grungy old cutting mats. they are well loved!)
-small bristled paint brushes
(the dude trying desperately to splatter paint)
what i found worked the best. dip your SMALL paintbrush into whatever color you like (i suggest you start with the lightest colors, working to dark) put it into the neck of the jar. hold it at the tip firmly, then with your other hand flick the paintbrush with your fingers. as you work, turn the jar around, being sure to get coverage on all the sides.
we took ours inside to check how we liked them in the dark. during which mason decided he wanted his WHOLE jar to glow. so, we dumped in a bunch of green paint & swirled it to coat. he was TOTALLY psyched that his was brighter than mine, and i was so happy he was happy i didn't mention he missed the point of making it look like stars in a jar vs. a eerie lantern a la scooby doo. ya just got to roll with it sometimes right? :)
see. totally scooby doo-ish, right? he loved it!
and here are our finished jars. just spray paint the lid & when dry screw it on. (or leave it off if you want) in the end mine doesn't look like that first picture either. more like a psychotropic jackson pollock. and ya know what, i'm ok with that too! :)
hope you are having a great summer, wherever you are & whatever you are doing!