Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Recycled Stencils

I love using things for crafts that I would normally throw away. On this craft we used plastic lids from butter containers.
Cheyanne had so much fun stencilling.




We used: Plastic lids, cookie cutters, small scissors (or craft knife), sponge, permanent markers, construction paper and paint.











Trace cookie cutter on the lid and cut out.











Use lid as a stencil (lip side up).








Here are our bunnies we stenciled.
Then we decorated them with, eye, nose and whiskers.





















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16 comments:

Katie said...

Jennifer, I really like this idea and have been meaning to do it with my kiddo but it's taken us awhile to build up our stock of used lids. Would you be willing to share this in a post on my new blog http://abcand123learning.blogspot.com/ I would like to feature it in a from the pantry post scheduled for March 20 with a picture - that does not include your child, brief description, and direct link back to you. Credit would of course be given to you too.
Please let me know! katiesnestingspot(at)live(dot)com.

Christy said...

I have been keeping plastic lids for a while and I had no idea why, but now I know! Thank you so much. Great idea.

Michelle said...

Great idea!!

Melissa said...

great idea! I love the bunnies!

CristyLynn said...

This is such a great idea (and such an original comment, but I really mean it) :)

het lieveheersbeestje said...

Lovely idea! I reuse empty plastic buttercups a.s.o. often and this is a great idea! Thanks to your girls for their lovly artworks!!

Mammagiramondo. said...

Really a great idea!!! Just few days ago we've made shamrock's stencil to paint a hat for San patrick's day and I've used paper.
Well it works but It's not so easy fo kids. The idea of using the lids It's great, so simple and so useful.
Thank you very much, i'm sure I will do it soon.
Greetings from Italy!!!

Shannon and Alex said...

Excellent! Well done!

Anne said...

I love this idea!!

Mama King said...

I knew there was a reason I was saving all those plastic lids!! Thanks for the idea. You always have such great ones.

Sarah said...

I save stuff like this...glad to see I can now use them! Great idea - I'm going to try the bunny.

Lisa said...

LOve this idea! Too many plastic lids in the landfills these days!

sunnymama said...

Lovely stencils, and a great use for plastic lids!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Oh boy! This will be the perfect way to use up plastic lids. And I love how the lid helps reduce mess of the paint because it kind of has a rim. Time to start saving!!

k-e-household said...

I LOVE this idea!! I have tons of those lids that I cannot throw out!

Anna said...

I have also used ice-cream container lids with the paper sticker taken off. The surface remains slightly sticky which helps the stencil to stay still when painting.