I was inspired to make these last weekend, when I was looking an old set of kids’ watercolours that we have. The paints came in a black plastic pallet which is now pretty much empty, and I was thinking that if I cleaned the pallet right out and washed it up, it would make for some fun pretend-painting.
With acrylic craft paint, I filled in the circles. Now, you could use markers for this too, but I wanted our pretend paint to look like oil paint, so I actually went with some old, thick and goopy colours that I knew were pretty much ready for the trash. I plopped the paint into the circles and swirled it around, using a paint brush to muck it around and “lift” the paint up a bit to give it a puffy look.
I think you can probably tell by the pictures that they were a pretty big hit.