Easy paint swirl ornaments are a kid friendly Christmas craft and DIY Christmas ornament idea
paint swirl ornaments
Paint swirl ornaments are an easy Christmas craft for kids AND adults.
So my daughter spotted a box of plain, glass ornaments in our ornament bin. I tried to hide them, because our tree is already so overloaded, but she can’t be fooled. She wanted to decorate them. I wanted to decorate them in as easy a way as possible. (It was that kind of day.)
I remember my sister-in-law made paint swirl ornaments years ago, long before the kids were even thoughts in our heads. I remember these ornaments so many years later, because mine is hanging from my tree as I type.
Turns out, swirling paint in ornaments is perfect for kids, except for the part where her paints were too thick so we had to use my craft acrylics. The acrylics worked well, but they aren’t as washable as poster paint, so just be careful with the drips and drops on the finery.
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how to make paint swirl ornaments:
supplies you will need:*
*Find the ornaments and paint at the craft store. For the paint, I used acrylics from the craft store, as the consistency was just right.
What to do:
Take the top off of the ornament. Squirt a couple colors of paint inside and swirl away.
I only added about a teaspoon each at first, and then added more paint as needed.
Overturn the ornaments to remove excess paint. Resting on an empty egg carton works well for this.
Let the ornaments dry.
Replace the top and add yarn, ribbon or a hook to hang.