Do your kids love getting crafty? If so, they’ll really have fun making these super cute cat bowls for their favorite furry friends.
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My girls absolutely love their cats! When we adopted them last summer, the girls each chose their own kitten and it was love at first sight. When I decided to test out my new printer over the summer, I thought it would be fun to print out some pictures of the cats for the girls to enjoy. Of course, once the pictures were printed, the girls couldn’t decide what they wanted to do with them. That’s when we decided to get crafty!
We came up with a few ideas but the girls really loved the thought of decorating the cat bowls. After all, shouldn’t every cat have their own personalized bowl?
How To Make Super Cute Cat Bowls
We started with inexpensive plastic bowls, though ceramic bowls would work just as well. When it turned out that our pictures were a little too big, I used PicMonkey to shrink them down into a collage. You may have to play with the sizes a little to get it just right. I also used regular printer paper instead of photo paper, since it’s less stiff and would be easier to shape against the side of the bowl.
I grabbed a bottle of Modge Podge and some acrylic paint.
The girls couldn’t wait to get started! They started by choosing their favorite pictures and cutting them out of the collage.
We painted the Modge Podge on the bowls, a section at a time, and glued the pictures along the sides.
Once we had all the pictures glued on, we let them dry overnight. The next morning we got back to work and painted around the photos to make the bowls bright and cheery. We let the paint dry, then added a second coat.
After letting the second coat dry overnight, we covered the entire outside of the bowls with more Modge Podge. This would protect the paint and photos from getting wet. It’s best to start with the photo and paint outward. Even though the paint is dry, the Modge Podge made it slightly wet again and you don’t want to drag the wet paint across the photo. Now just let the Modge Podge dry and your new cat bowls are good to go!
The girls and I had fun getting crafty with these and they’re so much better than the boring black bowls we had before. Amelia and Sugar seemed pretty happy with them too.
Did you get crafty with the kids this summer? What did you do to keep them entertained?
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