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Crafty Mommy’s Paint Saver Palette

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 for 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 glimpse of one of these travel wipes boxes.  I have about 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!!

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Monday 28th of August 2017

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Christina Kamp

Friday 24th of June 2016

This is a great idea!

Kate

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Thank you!!

Tricia Goodmama

Friday 13th of March 2015

What an amazing idea! So smart. I'm definitely saving up my wipes containers for this.

Carla

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

Brilliant! I can't believe this isn't pinned all over the place, you smarty pants! :)

Twitchetts Blogspot

Thursday 12th of March 2015

Thank you! And thank you for sharing!!

Carla

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

Also... I pinned it! (So it can GET pinned all over the place. :))

Julie Witt

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

Very creative idea. If only I thought of this a couple years ago. I can't even count the number of these I have gone through and just recycled. I could have used them for paint! What a good idea for teachers, too!