My girls have been swirl painting their fingernails for a while now. Well, they thought it would be fun to try the techniqe on other stuff. One of their ideas was mason jars!
For small things like their fingernails, they just fill a paper cup with water. For something big they needed to get creative. I let them use the lid to plastic bucket we had in the garage.
They gathered up the rest of the supplies and I, sensing a fun project tutorial, got out the camera.
If you've not done this technique, you just drop the paint onto the water's surface. Working on such a large area, they struggled! The paint spreads out and the surface area on this bucket lid is huge! I think in retrospect a pie tin would have worked better for them.
Working quickly they dipped the jar into the paint. They did this multiple times to go around the jar. They found that using a blow dryer in between dips helps set the paint to the jar.
All in all, it was pretty fun, not too messy and used quite a bit of their creative problem solving skills. In the end, we got two pretty jars to hold flowers. Topped with our grid lids and rings they are quite fun!