I don’t want to ruin the surprise and my Dad reads my blog, so if you’ll all excuse me for just a moment, I need to have a private conversation with my father.
Hey Dad – look! Over there! The Colbert Report is on!
That ought to do it.
Today’s craft comes from Preschool Rock. It is a loose change jar. My dad has an entire platter of loose change, so I know he will be able to use this. In fact, one time this platter funded the purchase of a concert ticket for me. My dad travels a lot and I recall being slowed down quite a bit by having to pick out all of the foreign money. I haven’t raided it lately, so it is most likely overflowing by now.
Here are the directions. I am going to use a spaghetti sauce Mason-type jar and let A.P. do it. Maybelle is taking a nap, and she will get far more paint on herself than the jar. Besides, all she has to say is, “I love my bampa” and that is a pretty good gift in itself.
Materials You Will Need
Wash and dry the glass ashtray or bowl. Place on top of the newspaper to avoid messes.
Put a large t-shirt on your preschooler, hand him the paintbrushes, and let him paint to his heart’s content!
Allow to dry.
Use a wooden salad bowl, sturdy paper disposable bowl, baby food jar, or any other container you might have around the house.