Paint Activities

Painted Presents

Paint a fun apron as a gift for Mom or Dad.
Paint a fun apron as a gift for Mom or Dad.
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Adults like presents just as much as kids, and they especially like gifts handmade by kids who know how to make painted presents.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Plain apron
  • Large piece of cardboard
  • Straight pins or binder clips
  • Small dish
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Step 2: Pin or clip the apron to the cardboard to hold it in place as you paint it. Place some water in a small dish.

Step 3: Paint a design around the edges of the apron with slightly thinned acrylic paints. As you paint, dip the paintbrush in water, then dip the brush in the paint to thin it.

Step 4: Paint cooking utensils for a dad who likes to barbecue or flowers for a mom who likes gardening. If you want, use stencils to make a design.

Step 5: Let the paint dry, then wrap your gift.

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