Your Child’s Artwork on a Vase

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Most recently while my daughter is taking a nap my son and I have “works time”…a phrase I picked up from his Montessori teacher….we do things like read books together, practice writing his name, use wiki sticks to form letters, play soccer or basketball, but one of his most favorite things to do is to “be an artist” as he puts it. So when I received my package of Mod Podge Washout and Apple Barrel paint I knew just what we would be doing!!!

My Child’s Artwork on a Vase

childs artwork on a vase

This seriously was so much fun!!! I have one proud little man of his vase!!!

Child's Artwork on a vase

At first he wasn’t so sure of this craft though I must admit! He did not like the thought of me cutting his artwork…a true ART-IST (in your best french accent).  But once I explained that I thought it would be fun to put his artwork on a vase to keep for all time…he was in.

Your Child's Artwork Mod Podged to a vase

So, what do you think? Are you ready to learn how to make this vase?

Materials: Apple Barrel Paints + Mod Podge Washout + Spouncers + Your Child’s Artwork + Round Glass Vase (All can be purchased at Michaels….obviously not your child’s artwork, though …or maybe so;)

Mod Podge Supplies

Step One:

Have your child create artwork- We decided to do some Spaghetti slap art- Yes it is exactly as it sounds…dipping spaghetti in paint and slapping it on a piece of paper!!! We loved all the spring colors Plaid sent us!!

Spaghetti slap art

Step 2:

Let the art dry and then cut it out so that it will fit around your vase. I just laid my vase on top of the paper and cut….I’m not very precise…sorry to all the Type A people out there:/

child's artwork on vase

Step 3:

Apply a healthy heaping of Mod Podge Washout for kids onto the vase and back of the artwork. This step is adhering the artwork. You may get bubbles…just use your finger and smooth them out. I was happy to have the kids washout version of Mod Podge for this craft because I didn’t have to take my son’s shirt off in fear of it getting dirty!!! The Mod Podge washout is designed with kids in mind!!! yay!!!

your child's artwork on a vase

Step 4:

Put Artwork on Vase and Mod Podge on top of the artwork.

Child's Artwork on a vase

 Step 5:

Allow to dry and then use your new one of a kind vase!!! You can use it for flowers, pens, craft supplies, or maybe just a decorative piece. I did put real tulips in mine.  I am going to be very careful when I wash it and I’m not going to put it into the dishwasher.


Child's artwork on a vase

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How do you display your child’s artwork?  I’m going to need some more ideas because my son enjoyed this project!!!

Have a SUPER fun day!!!

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  1. sherrie says:

    Super cute idea and I can’t wait for my Granddaughter to get a little bit older so we can do this. SHe is only
    1 1/2 but I can’t wait to do all the crafty things with her. Your little guy is so adorable and it is so sweet you have special play time with him:)
    Happy Saturday!
    Sherrie K

  2. Shelly says:

    Wow, this sure looks fun – I may be able to get SOME of my 8 year olds projects out of the closet and use them for cool displays. What a fun project!!
    Have a SUPER day!

  3. Christine says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Thanks sooo much for partying with me! Can’t wait to see what you link up at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality tomorrow evening!

  4. Shambray says:

    I would love to use this as part of a roundup I am putting together. I would use a small picture as part of a collage and then a link to this post. Please let me know if this is something you would like me to do. Thanks a million!

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