It happens about 90% of the time. I get my wine poured, I run a finger through my brush and I squeeze some paint out of the bottle. Sometimes I can go a while without hearing a peep. Sometimes I can only go 5 minutes. One time, it literally happened as I was squeezing the paint out. It’s as if there is a sensor in the nursery that alerts sleeping babies that wet paint is out and Mommy is about to get crafty. And so they have to “sound the alarm”. “Mooooooommmmmmyyyyyy!!!!”
I stumbled upon this little trick when I was making my puzzle piece cross and it was amazing!
I wasn’t even looking for something to save my paint in. I was just looking for something that I could easily clean up…and preferably in the same room. My eyes caught a glimps of one of these travel wipes boxes. I have a bout a billion of them floating around the house.
I pulled out the 5, or so, wipes that had been in there since our last outing and starting squirting paint.
I was almost done with my first coat of paint, when the “alarm” went off. By the time I got back to the table, I was done for the night. But here were all these blobs of paint, barely touched.
So I closed the lid.
The next day, during nap time, I opened the box up. I was pretty much just expecting to clean the thing out and start over. But, to my surprise, the paint was still wet! There was a very thin film over the top, but completely useable! I gave it a quick swirl and was painting in no time.
When the naps ended, I only had a little bit left of my project. I had used up the paint from the night before, but I had also squirted more onto my new “palette”.
By bedtime, the paint was still as good as new.
So all you mommas out there, grab a travel wipes container out of your purse, and get to crafting! Don’t worry if they sound the “alarm”, just close the lid for later!
I love happy accidents!!
This is a life savor! If you added a damp paper towel it could last a few days!