This year the theme was pirates! We didn’t pay to much attention to the
actual clothes, we simply used our trusted face paint kit and tied a scarf
around the littles ones heads. One accessory I did make was the spyglass.
I got hold of some cardboard rolls from the store , the ones that the plastic bags
are rolled up on. They were much steardier and harder than our toilet paper
rolls and perfect for the occasion.
You will need:
Start with the gold paint. I painted two wider fields of color on each
end of the roll and two narrow ones somewhere in between as
the picture shows.
When the color has dried, use mask or washi tape to mark where you
want to keep the gold. The areas not marked will be painted over with
I didn’t have any acrylic black paint at home (oops) but I did have chalkboard
great contrast to the gold.
I only needed to paint one layer of each color and both dried very fast so
I think I completed the spyglasses within 2 hours, doing the facepainting
while we were waiting.
Now we have the cutest pirates ever! Arrrrgh!