Wednesday Crafternoons

It’s Wednesday. Let’s Shake It Up!

Paint Splatter
♫ Shake It Up ♫ 

♫ Shake It Up ♫ 

♫ Ah, Ah, Ah, Shake It Up, Shake It Up ♫ 

New Year. New Month. NEW CRAFT!

Who here loves shakers?

We know we do. 🖐️

Rattles, maracas, jingle bells, even dog toys! 

Everyone loves them. Can you blame them?

They're fun and SO easy to make.

Throw some beans or rice into a closed container and BOOM!

You got yourself a shaker.  

But have you ever tried to make a SHAKE PAINTING?

First things first, find a plastic jar. 

Any size will do but a medium to large one would be best.

Now gather some thick paper, washable paint, and marbles (or beads/beans). 

Step 1

Step 1

Roll Paper into Jar

Take a sheet of paper and curl it inside the jar. 

Try to cover as much space as you can.

Adjust size as needed. 

Step 2

Step 2

Add Some Paint

Pick 2-3 colors of your choice.

We used primary colors. 

Squeeze a few drops of each into your jar.

Step 3

Step 3 

Plop In Some Marbles

Add a couple marbles or beads into the mix. 

Try using different shapes and sizes. 

Step 4

Step 4

Shake It Up!


CLOSE. THE. LID. Very important. 

Now shake, Shake, SHAKE! Throw on your favorite pop song and dance around the room.

Flip your jar this way and that, so the marbles roll around everywhere. 

Step 5

Step 5

Let it dry

Unscrew the lid and carefully take out your paper.

Lay flat somewhere to dry overnight.



Check it out. Overkill? No such thing. 😜

Here are more fun ideas:

  • Cut it up and make a cool collage.
  • Use it for a Valentine's card.
  • Write a letter on the back.
  • Build a scrapbook. 

Click on this link for even more examples

Remember to snap a couple of photos, tag them #DPCrafternoons and share with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Painting is like a chameleon. It has many forms.

Besides different types of paint, you can also experiment with different material.

Try these: painting with lightsalt painting, and nail polish art

Tired of crafting? It happens. 

But Have no Fear, STORYTIME is Here!

Check out our online calendar for upcoming dates and times. 

Life can become too routine and we forget to enjoy all the little moments.

Things like a shared laugh, a snowball fight or our personal favorite, THE BANANA DANCE!

So don't forget to...

♫ Shake It Up ♫ 

♫ Shake It Up ♫ 

♫ Ah, Ah, Ah, Shake It Up, Shake It Up ♫ 

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