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Paint-Pounced Umbrella

Here's a rainy-day craft to try with the kids: a colorful embellished umbrella, made with a fun paint pouncing technique.

Here's a rainy-day craft to try with the kids: a colorful embellished umbrella, made with a fun paint pouncing technique.

Tools and Materials

  • Craft paint in a variety of colors
  • Foam pouncer tops for paint bottles
  • Umbrella
  • Scraps of paper and cardboard

Paint-Pounced Umbrella How-To

  1. Remove caps from paint bottles and attach pouncer tops.
  2. Start paint flowing by pressing pouncer down on a scrap of paper and squeezing bottle gently. 
  3. Place cardboard behind umbrella fabric for leverage. To make a circle, press down paint bottle, compressing pouncer, and squeeze gently as you twist.
  4. Make 5 circle "petals" in clusters to form flower shapes around umbrella; vary colors if desired. Let dry.
  5. Use another color to make the flower centers. Let open umbrella dry overnight before closing or using.

Resources

Satin finish paint and foam pouncer tops available from Martha Stewart Crafts. Umbrellas available from Muji.

Comments (1)

  • Ellen11703 9 Aug, 2012

    This is an adorable project & gift idea.
    So my question?????
    Are the paints water proof? And if not how can I set the paint so they don't run in the rain???
    Any ideas would be helpful
    Thanks,
    Ellen. : ).