These flower painted votives are so easy to make even a toddler can do it! My three-year-old daughter painted the one’s pictured below “all by herself!”
She also made some hand-painted votives that I think turned out even better! Click on the link to have a look.
The directions below are written for a parent assisting a child, but this project is for all ages.
- Clear square votive holders
- Glass paint
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush set
- Foam flower stamps [try these or these]
- Votive candles [to complete the gift]
Please note: Glass paint needs to be painted on really thick or it’s hard to see. This is usually not a problem because kids tend to load their brushes with lots of paint and layer it on thickly. Darker colors don’t need as much paint while lighter colors need a lot to be seen well once they dry.
Step 1 – Wipe votives with rubbing alcohol.
Step 2 – Invite your child to paint a flower stamp with glass paint.
Step 3 – Help your child carefully press flower stamp with paint onto the votive.
Step 4 – Have your child fill in the stamped outline on the votive with more paint.
Your child will need to add more paint to the flower stamp outline. As mentioned above, glass paint needs to be painted on really thick or it’s hard to see. Darker colors don’t need as much paint while lighter colors need a lot to be seen well once they dry.
Step 5 – When glass paint is dry apply Mod Podge with a foam brush
Glass paint can take up to 24 hours to dry. Mod Podge will seal and protect the glass paint. The brush set listed in the materials above contains foam brushes.
I hope you enjoy creating these as much as my daughter did. She loved it so much she has asked me to paint them again several times since then. Little does she know that has been my plan all along. 🙂 She also made some beautiful hand painted votives. Christmas is coming and these make fantastic gifts!
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- Hand Painted Votives
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- Kid Made Gifts: Shell Frame with Handprint
- Kid Made Gifts: Wooden Bead Bracelets
- Kid Made Gifts: Ponybead and Prism Suncatcher
- Single Color Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
- Two Color Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
- Watercolor and Fall Leaves Art
- Invitation to Create Fall Leaves Art
For more ideas follow my kids art Pinterest board.
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