Friday, October 21, 2016

Fun Friday: Make a Splatter Jar

The jar with a battery operated tea light.

Want to spread a little light this Halloween season?

You need:

  • Glass jar
  • White, orange and black paint made for glassware- we used Folk Art Enamel with a picture of a glass on the lid
  • Brushes
  • Place to work away from anything important because this can get messy.

I worked outside on a board that is going to become another raised garden.
What to  do:
Wipe the jars with rubbing alcohol to get off oil from your hands or any dirt.
Add a couple of drops of water to the paint (and stir) so it's a bit thinner. (Iforgot to do this with part of the paint, and we have big globs.) 
 Start with the lightest color. Dip the brush, hold it in front of the jar and tap the brush with your other hand making the paint splatter forward. For this project start with white.

Let dry for an hour and splatter the orange.
Let dry for another hour and splatter the black.
Let dry for another hour and plut on a cookie sheet and put in a cold oven. Heat to 350F. Bake 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and let it cool in the oven.

Add a candle and let your light shine!
I don't have the right kind of candle for this, so I used a birthday candle, but that puts the light at the top,not the bottom.

Cell phone light

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

Ask your children how they can shine their light at home, school and in the community.

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