Make the most of your summer afternoons with your own lemonade-drinking set, complete with hand-painted glass pitcher and drinking glasses. No, it won't cost a fortune. And you don't need to be Rembrandt.
- Glass pitcher
- Drinking glasses
- Non-toxic acrylic paint for glass and ceramics
- Wash your glassware. Check the back of your paint box to see if
there are any special cleaning instructions to help the paint
- Paint. The options here are endless-anything from abstract
geometric designs to smiley faces to tulips. If you (or your
kids) need a little direction, then try a summer fruit theme. Pick
a different fruit to paint on each glass, and paint one of each on
the pitcher to tie things together.
- Strawberry: Paint a red triangle, with one of the points aimed
down, and round the edges with more red paint. When that's dry,
paint green leaves on top and a few black dots for seeds.
- Watermelon: Paint a pink semi-circle. When dry, paint a rim of
white on the rounded edge, then a rim of green for the rind. Paint
black dots for seeds.
- Citrus fruit: This one is more difficult, but it's worth the
effort if your kids are older and have a little more patience.
First, paint a white circle and fill it in. When dry, add the fruit
sections. This part is like painting a sliced pie-only the
wedge-shaped pieces don't touch and there is a ring of white on the
edge. Choose yellow for lemon, green for lime, light pink for
grapefruit and orange for (you guessed it) orange. For the peel,
paint a colored ring around the white circle, using the same color
as you did for the fruit sections.
- When your glasses and pitcher are dry, pour the lemonade and
enjoy the sunshine.
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