July 12, 2012

Paint Chip Principles

Every once in a while I come across something that I find truly inspiring when it comes to kids’ design and crafts for children.  There have been a PLETHORA of paint chip projects all over the interwebs of late and while I am not here to preach morality, I personally don’t condone heading to your nearest paint store and hoarding paint chips, bringing them home and then calling what you make, re-purposed.  To me, it is only re-purposed if you were using it for something else in the first place.

That said, if you DID just happen to paint something in your home and you DO have some extra paint chips lying around, here is a really sweet project you can do with them.  Bonus: if you already had the paint chips and used them for their intended purpose, than this is a great green project that kids will really get a kick out of.

{Project by MerMag with full tutorial posted over at Handmade Charlotte}

One of the reasons why the paint chip project trend is so hot right now is because of the super trending ombre craze.  But the great news is that it doesn’t take that much effort to create an ombre effect of your own using brightly colored paints and adding white paint in varying amounts.

Here’s another fantastic project showcasing gradating colors.  The design is simple yet fun and the blocks are a great teaching tool as well.

{Project also by Mer Mag with full tutorial featured at Handmade Charlotte}

Have you caught on to the paint chip repurposing and/or ombre craze?

2 Responses to “Paint Chip Principles”

  1. Kathy Says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    So much fun with paint chips!

  2. Sharon Says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Fun!