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Project

Eyes of Newt Clip-Art Favor Boxes

Send your guests home at the end of the night with these newt-eye favors, which taste strangely like jelly beans. The green goodies are packed in painted wooden boxes topped with clip-art labels.

Materials

  • Green acrylic paint
  • Water
  • Sponge brush
  • 3-inch round boxes (Michaels)
  • Labels
  • Plain paper or tea-dyed paper
  • Glue stick
  • Template
  • Strong black tea
  • Plastic bin
  • Uncoated 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper
  • Paper towels

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Mix green acrylic paint with water to thin it.

  2. Step 2

    Use a sponge brush to paint round wooden boxes. Let dry.

  3. Step 3

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    Download the labels and print onto plain paper or tea-dyed paper (directions in step 4) for an aged effect; cut out. Glue to box tops with glue stick.

  4. Step 4

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    Tea dyeing: If desired, take this extra step to make these labels look authentically old: Brew strong black tea; let cool. Pour it into a plastic bin. Soak uncoated 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper in the tea for 1 to 2 hours. Remove it, and let dry completely on paper towels. Print directly onto the dyed paper.