Gumball Jar with Martha Stewart Glass Paint

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

DIY Gumball Jar using Martha Stewart Glass Paint. ThinkCrafts.com

My kids and I dabble in a lot of different types of crafting, but one thing we have never tried is glass painting.  Sure, I have seen tons of different projects I would love to make but they all seem way too difficult for my kids to do, and I pretty much just craft with my kids.

Then I got the opportunity to try out these Martha Steward Glass paints, and that is when I came up with the idea of making a Gumball Jar.  My girls LOVE gumballs and this project gave us the opportunity to really try out these paints, and I have to say that they are nowhere near as difficult to work with as I thought they would be.  Each bottle has a pointed tip that makes it very easy to get the paint where you want it.

My daughter (who is 6 years old) had no issues using the paints at all, she actually had a blast making this jar.  Her favorite was the translucent glitter paint, because it is so pretty.  By the time she finished putting all the dots (or gumballs as she says) all over the jar she was pretty much an expert at it.  She would use the tip to spread the paint out to make the dot bigger or just put a tiny little dot on to have a small gumball.

I did write the word Gumball onto the jar for my daughter, but that is only because she is still working on her handwriting and if she had done it, well you would not be able to tell what it says.  However if she was a better writer I have no doubt that she could have done that too.  All in all I am very happy with how this jar turned out and excited that we got to try out these paints and can’t wait to do another project with them!

Supplies

Directions

Clean Glass

Clean your jar with the rubbing alcohol

(This gets all the grime and dust off of it so the paint sticks really well)

Write Gumball

Using the Martha Stewart Opaque Glass Paint write Gumball on the jar

Gumballs

Now you can start putting dots (or painted gumballs) all over your jar using the Martha Stewart Transparent Glass Paint

Alternate Colors

Alternate the Martha Stewart Transparent Glass Paint colors so you have a variety of balls all over the jar. 

DIY Gumball Jar with Martha Stewart Glass Paint. ThinkCrafts.com

Once all your paint has dried just fill your jar with Gumball’s and you are set!

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About Tracey

I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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