This projects takes a little bit of planning ahead of time. You need to same up a lot of different sized bottle caps. The colors don’t really matter unless you don’t want to have to paint them but that’s part of the fun. It also raises the age level of this project. You can do any type of picture you choose. I choose a fish.
- Bottle caps (all different sizes)
- Glue and glue gun
- Printed picture
- Print out two copies of the picture you wish to make. I would do an extra copy but it’s not necessary. The link to the Fish pattern I used is above.
- Lay out your bottle caps on top of the printed out picture. At this point do not cover the background to the picture.Make sure you have covered the whole shape you wish to make. Using different size caps gives the picture a little more texture.
- Decide what color each part of the picture you want should be and paint the bottle caps accordingly. This is where having a second or even a third copy of the picture helps. You can paint the caps and transfer them to the other picture if you have a third or if using only two place them back on the original picture. The second picture lets you see what color you want each area.
- I would do one area then move to the next even if it means changing paint colors multiple times.
- Once you have the bottle caps for the shape painted then you can glue them down to the paper. I used a glue gun as that made the caps stay on easier but you could try any glue you like.
- After you have glued the caps to the paper if you want to also do the background in bottle caps then you would repeat steps 2 thru 5 for the background.
Enjoy and let me know how yours came out in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.