Wow! Who knows an ordinary bottle can help a child from spilling paint. Get prepare your recycle basket because all you need is a bottle.
Here what you need in this DIY project:
- Recycled water bottle
- Glue (recommended water resistant glue)
Step 1: Cut the bottle into 2 parts. Make sure that you do not cut it too close to the bottom because this will dedicate the water level that you can put in. My suggestion, cut it in half.
The reason I choose used water bottle because to teach my kids to use recycle products and make something useful out of it. Of course, I can go and buy non-spill cups at IKEA, but what would my kids learn, right?
Step 2: Place the bottle with the neck up side down. No worry if they do not place it properly because we can seal the leak with some water resistant glue.
Step 3: Glue them back together and cut the edge out. I recommend to glue 3/4 first, so after you try to water level, you can pour the water out and replace it with some paint. Cut out the extra edge and wait for the glue to dry completely.
Step 4: Try to find the right water level and make it, so next time you will know how much paint you can put in.
My suggestion, let kids help in this step! They will learn how to measure and study how the theory of water volume works.
Finally: Glue all the edge together and now it’s time to use! Remember this is a disposal non-sill paint cup, so you do not have to worry about cleaning up. You can trash the whole thing away! OR you can break some glue to wash the pain, so you can use it next time.
My recommendation when your kid did not finish the paint, you can cling it and use it again next time.
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