Robin and Duck got out some ocean books and decided what the wanted to paint.
Then we went to Goodwill to pick out some neat looking 5x7 frames we could paint. They didn't have any really neat ones with the molding on the side like I wanted so we got some plan old wooden 5x7 frames for .75 cent each.
I decided on yellow for the frames
Duck painting, notice his bright orange gun? You never know when you might need to defend yourself.
Speed drying the frames with the blow dryer, notice Duck brought his gun with him?
Duck needed 3 coats of paint, Robin 4 because hers was a darker wood.
It took about 1 hour to paint 3-4 coats blow drying in between.
What I loved most about using the dryer was being able to have them hung up on the wall in just under 2 hours for the whole project. It was a great project to do on a day the kids were feeling icky with a cold.
Here are the finished pictures on our bathroom wall. I think I want to add 1 or 2 more pictures above those two. As an extra added educational bonus I had the kids add a fact about the animal they chose and I wrote it out on their picture.
Close upI really tried to convince one one the kids to do a bright yellow goldfish, but neither was interested, that way I would have had my orange and yellow.