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We'll start with the girl's Valentine's Day box:Apple Barrel Craft Paints in the colors she wanted to use and a few simple stencils.
She painted the outside of the box and inside of the lid purple. The application was nice and smooth and covered well considering the bright orange background. It took 2 complete applications and dried quickly between coats to keep her interest in the project.
She used a stencil to make the top of an ice cream cone:
Then used the triangle stencil to make an ice cream cone:
The she highlighted the scoops of ice cream with a little white paint:
Another ice cream cone. Banana ice cream.
She loves how it turned out.
Now for the Boy Valentine's Day Box:
We used a dark blue denim ribbon and trimmed the front of the box and sides of the lid:
Then painted a green rectangle across the top using the Apple Barrel Craft Paint to create a football field. The paints come in matte and glossy finish.
Glue, sprinkle, glue, sprinkle, glue sprinkle....
Next came the white lines and yard markers. Then, blue end zones:
I thought maybe we had plastic goal post collected from a cupcake at some point, but we didn't. We brainstormed how we could make a goal post and came up with sucker sticks (you could also snip the ends off a Q-tip). Using my daughter's washi tape, we wrapped the sticks to create the goal post.