Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bottlecap Decorating (Minishadow boxes) as a Kid's Craft

 
 It was a hit!! 
The kids art group really enjoyed this craft.

Stamping Ground is hosting:
        What is on Your Workdesk Wednesday
My "desk" moved to an art studio in town for a few weeks so the kids to do some summer crafting. This messy project is now cleaned up and ready for the next step.


If you want to see a close-up of the little nests and how to build them inside the bottlecaps, see the post below this one...those are my favorite. We used moss and Glossy Accents.
 Mini sandollars, river rocks, sea glass and lots of microbeads and glitter!  They chose some great color schemes. 
These were all sealed with glaze and will become pushpins or magnets as we gear up for our December craft fair.  
This project is also linked to Mama Pea Pod's blog for the 
       Back to School Bloghop

28 comments:

famfa said...

Very clever. Would love to try this with my kids. What varnish do you use on the bottle tops?
Famfa 16

sandra de said...

Such a clever idea for kids craft.
Sandra @32

Lisa West said...

Famfa, I clicked on your name but I don't see any details on contacting you. I used "Glossy Accents" as a glue and a sealer...Joann's or ACMoore ect. It dries clear and hard. Have fun!! Lisa

butterfly said...

Such delicious bottle caps - the kids must have had an amazing time! Happy WOYWW...
Alison x
#80

Karen McAlpine said...

The bottle caps look really fun!

Sallyh said...

Oh wow how cute are they :)My list of things to try keeps getting bigger.
Sally #95

Glenda said...

Thanks for visiting me this morning. I have been looking around your blog this morning too. I love the bottle cap ideas and your flowers are so pretty. The beauty of flowers is each and every one is beautiful in it's own way and no matter how you shape it, it is perfect! Well done!

Gita said...

How cute. What a fun craft to do with kids! #109

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is such a fun, cheap and accessible way to create!! I love the results :D

Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

Peggy Cain said...

great way to recycle and let kids create

Danielle said...

Those are adorable and such a wonderful kid friendly project. dani#33

scrappyjen said...

That looks like so much fun jenx 60

Julia Dunnit said...

If you go back to the WOYWW link list, you can follow famfa's link to her blog doyou can comment toher in person!
Lovely idea withthe bottle caps, don't they display beautifully. can see why the children liked it somuch.

okienurse said...

WTG! Love the upscale and recycling going on here! Thanks for sharing Vickie #38

Joynana said...

This is such a cool project. And so many different designs. Great job. #22

Tertia said...

What a lovely idea! I might just be tempted to make a few myself. :)
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #116

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

We have been making necklaces out of bottlecaps this week. The kids enjoyed it. Such fun.
Adding shells is a good idea I might take them on the beach next week to see what we can find.
Have a great weekend
Carol

Belinda said...

Hi Lisa! First time we have met and I first want to say I love your blog banner. So pretty.

Oh and I have to try the bottle cap craft with my boys. I think they would love it. They are all so cute to look at.

Thanks for sharing such a lovely project.

Belinda (26)

Nora Clemens said...

This is clever and looks very fun!!!

l00pyscraftcreations said...

cor how much did you have to drink to get all those bottle tops? love the idea,
hugs Lou p #83

Helen said...

What a great idea to inspire the kids. Little treasures. What did you seal them with? One of the ladies used a similar idea on a seaside themed tag. They make fab embellishments. I think I will have to give it a go. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 22

Katie said...

That looks like a really fun project! They turned out great!

Katie (37)

Frances said...

The bottle caps are so charming, great idea. Thank you for sharing. Have a great WOYWW. Frances #75

Monica said...

Makes me wish i had some bottle caps and less corks!

Jojorenee said...

That's a cool idea! Mika #146

Glenda said...

What a wonderful idea for a kids craft. Girl you rock!
Glenda #119

505whimsygirl said...

What a fun craft for the kids!! And upcycling is an important lesson -- you can make beautiful art from found objects!!!

I'll be visiting desks pretty much all week this week.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #15

barbarabeesblog said...

Great Idea and phantastic what the kids made of it. Amazing.
Happy belated WOYWW BarbaraBee '148