As we are a small family and not too busy on Christmas Day, we
like to do some kind of activity or craft that brings us together and away from any new technology we might have received for Christmas.
This Christmas, I came across this simple craft that we could all do. Just make sure that if you plan on trying it, I would suggest you do it in a well ventilated room due to the nail polish fumes. Luckily this past Christmas wasn’t too cold, so we could open the windows for a while.
After being inspired through a Pinterest and Google search, I came across this Spotted Glass craft. With just the purchase of a few items from my local Dollarama, we were all set.
All you need is:
A Glass for each person – I tried to get the wine glasses without stems
Variety of colours of nail polish
Small Paper Plates if you want to pour out some of each colour of nail polish
Newspaper to put down on the table while doing the craft
It’s all quite simple, but you do need to take a bit of time, so this might not be a craft for the very young.
In a well ventilated room, cover a hard surface with newspaper or paper towel, as there might be a spill of nail polish.
Open up your nail polishes or just open them as you need them.
You can pour out some each colour on to the plates, but we just used individual cotton swabs to dip in each colour and then left those on a plate for others to use for that colour.
You can now either leave the glass on the table and just turn it as you need to when dabbing or hold it upside down on a few fingers. For the kids, it might be easier to leave it on the table and turn it. You can help if they need it.
Now the fun begins, lightly dip a cotton swab into the colour you want and start dabbing on the outside of your glass. Probably not the bottom and leave about an inch from the top clear of colour just in case you do want to drink out of it. But if you’re using it for anything but drinking, feel to decorate right to the top.
Create what every design with whatever colours you want.
Once you’ve finished your decorating, leave the glasses to completely dry for a few hours. And then you can clean up the mess.
Check out these finished products. Beautiful.
**They cannot be washed in the dishwasher and you should be careful when washing them by hand.
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