Thursday, 19 January 2017

Household Object Painting - Empty Biscuit Packets

One thing I love to do is to try and see what things around the home we could use for painting. Lily loves using a paintbrush but from time to time its really nice to vary up what she uses to paint with.
I like to do this in the cheapest way possible by using the things we have around the house to see what different patterns we can make. 


After Christmas I had lots of empty cake and biscuit packets and looking upon them noticed that they were all different shapes and also had a checked pattern on them. I thought "I wonder what they would look like for a painting activity". 

So yesterday I got them out. Cut them up to make stamps for Lily to print with. I had to be careful as after cutting them up there was lots of sharp corners which I cut to make smooth so they wouldn't hurt Lily's hands. 

So I got out some paints. Pink which was Lily's choice and got some paper. I did the first one to show Lily what to do and then she did really well with the rest and understood that you had to press the shapes down with your fingers to create the shapes. 

I do recommend not putting to much paint on you plates ready to print or you don't get the pattern. We found this out with the first few we did. 

These worked perfectly as stamps and we got some really nice shapes out of them and I think they created really nice pictures. 

So next time you are about to throw out your biscuit packets. Think again because they could make a great art activity. 

Here are some photographs of Lily doing the Activity. 








 And here are the finished pictures. 



Would you consider using biscuit/cake packets as stamps? You could also use the shapes from the chocolate trays.

Check out the other home object paintings here.

22 comments:

  1. What's great idea! I would never of thought about doing this before! Xo

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  2. Fab idea. Great way to recycle too. I never thought about doing this..will try it with the kids

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  3. Yes that's a great idea. We can't put those trays in our recycling, so it's a fantastic way of making use of what would be rubbish! You would have to be extra careful with those sharp corners though....

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  4. What a great idea to reuse items for fun activities x

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  5. Thats soooo clever !! Never thought of doing that with them ... would definitely try that with my little one

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  6. Thats great fun will try this with my nephews

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  7. I'd never have thought of using these for painting what a fantastic idea, lovely pictures too.

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  8. Brill, great idea, i am looking at everything we own now and thinking ooh we could use that ha ha x

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  9. This is a brilliant idea, I am definitely trying this with my little ones!

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  10. Wow, what a fab idea. I'm gonna have to go hunt some num noms now ;)

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  11. Putting my glasses on and realising that I'm looking at empty packets AND not num noms :D lol anyway, I'm still hunting them as they're so cute

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  12. this is a great idea. I'm always looking for craft ideas to do with my granddaughter, and have a basket where I stash empty loo roll tubes, egg cartons, etc. to take with us when we go to visit our daughter & granddaughter. So now I will start keeping those inserts from biscuit tins as well.

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  13. What a brilliant idea. I always like finding new ways of re-using things!

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  14. Hadn't come across painting with these household objects ( empty biscuit and cake packets). Though I do recall potato painting in primary school ( many years ago) potatoes cut in half, then a shape cut out middle of each half and used to stamp paint onto paper. I believe a lot of assistance was given by teacher.

    Rachel Craig

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  15. Happy 1St Birthday
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  16. We love stamping, it's great fun :)

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  17. What a fab idea. I've just thrown a load out though but hopefully Easter will provide x

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  18. Lily is so creative she will make a great artist one day :-)

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  19. Ashleigh Allan31 July 2017 at 09:26

    Another great idea. Love arts and crafts

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  20. fab idea, would never have thought of this

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