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Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Here’s another great holiday decoration project to do with your kids. Prepare the initial phase of the project so that the kids can have fun painting the ball ornaments with gouache. Carefully wrapping some decorative yarn around the painted ornaments will add the perfect finishing touch.

Instructions:

1. Prepare the children’s work surface by covering it with newspaper and pour a selection of different colour gouaches into a plastic paint palette. To keep the ball ornaments from rolling around on the table, cut an empty toilet paper roll into rings to create a base on which to rest each ornament.

2. Supervise the painting activity, making sure that the kids paint the ornaments different colours.

3. Let the paint dry and, in a well-ventilated area, spray them with a coat of glossy gouache varnish.

4. Apply a strip of double-sided adhesive tape or a layer of white glue to each ornament to make part of the surface sticky. Stick one end of a piece of yarn to the ornament and wrap the yarn around it to cover up the sticky part.

5. Create a striped pattern by alternating colours of yarn, leaving some of the painted portions visible.

Tips

Gouache is washable and non-toxic paint, which makes it a perfect choice for kids’ craft projects. Since it is not a very durable paint, however, its uses are somewhat limited. Varnishing is a key step of the project, since gouache alone will not adhere well to the smooth surface of the ball ornaments. Applying a coat of varnish after the kids have finished painting will allow you to continue with the remaining steps of the project without the paint chipping.

You will need:

  • Plastic Christmas ball ornaments
  • Gouache
  • Children’s paintbrushes
  • Plastic paint palette with wells
  • Glossy gouache varnish
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • White glue
  • Hanks of yarn, string and decorative tape

Used in This Project

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Hercules Ultra-Strong Double Sided Tape

DRBUADB

Available in 2 Sizes

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Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Hercules Ultra-Strong Double Sided Tape

DR1215-36

  • 14INX15FT
$4.99

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Hercules Ultra-Strong Double Sided Tape

DR1215-35

  • 1/8INX15FT
$3.89

5-7 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Crayola Paintbrush Set

CR3506

$3.39

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Gloss Tempera Varnish

VERGOUD

Available in 2 Sizes

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Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Gloss Tempera Varnish

DVG-2

  • 120 ML
$9.99

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Gloss Tempera Varnish

DVG-10

  • 237 ML
$14.99

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

6 Well Plastic Paint Palette

R101012

$5.49

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Lepage white glue

LCBB

Available in 4 Sizes

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Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Lepage white glue

L228

  • 800ML
$16.99

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Lepage white glue

L232-1

  • 150ML
$3.99

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Lepage white glue

L237

  • 3L
$34.99

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Lepage white glue

L224

  • 400ML
$8.99

2 business days

Ornaments Decorated With Gouache And Yarn

Plastic Christmas ornament

907B

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Plastic Christmas ornament

Plastic Christmas ornament

DBRN89

  • 140 MM
$2.99

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