Colorful Paint Pallete

plastic bottle caps

Last week, one task that was on our Spring-cleaning list was to dispose of the plastic bottles that have been collected over the past 3 months.  Taking care of the environment is important to us, so we bring our plastic bottles to the recycling center as often as we can.  It’s also a nice reward to get $20 (or more!) which I can then use for my crafts.


While I was sorting the plastic bottles into a bag, I saw all of the colorful lids from juice containers and thought of an idea: create a paint palette!  I took 7 small lids, 1 medium lid, and 1 large lid.  The large lid was from a mixed-nuts container and was the perfect size to use as the base. 

After the washing the lids with soap and water, I used a glue gun to attach the smaller lids around the medium lid and into the larger lid.  It only took 5 minutes to dry and the project was done!


The paint palette is easy to use, especially when I only need small amounts of acrylic paint.  Additionally, this can be used for other items aside from paint.  I plan to make more palettes for beads and buttons!


Take a look at the result below:

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  1. Wow, this is a great idea! It’ll be perfect for kids to work on since it’s pretty simple to do. Looking forward for your next posts!! Keep it up 🙂

  2. This is a great way to recycle especially since it’s going to be something that you and your kids can use. I think it’s a great idea! It’s not difficult to make either.


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