Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pretend Play: Wooden Salt & Pepper Shakers

I wanted to make my daughter some salt and pepper shakers because she can't seem to leave the REAL ONES alone! I stumbled upon this website:
She offers a GREAT tutorial on how to make these!

I gathered the supplies that she lists on her website, including the 2 wooden spools and 2 wooden dome caps:

My daughter chose green paint for the main color, so we proceeded to paint the spools green, and then paint the domes silver.

When the first coat of paint dried, I painted the spool edges with silver paint so that it would match the domes.

I then painted black dots on the dome caps: 3 dots for salt and 4 dots for pepper.

Next, I painted "S" and "P", one on each spool.

Then I used wood glue to secure the dome caps to each wooden spool, being careful to match the 3 hole top to the "S" spool. I then traced around each spool onto a piece of hard card stock, and cut the circles out.

I filled each spool with a few seed beads (about 15 each), and glued the card stock circles to the bottom of each spool. I later used some decoupage glue on the bottom of each spool to protect the paper.

And here are the finished shakers:

This was an easy project that I finished in about 1 hour....with toddler HELP! :) She is REALLY enjoying these, so they come "highly recommended"!

***I am NOT LIABLE for any plans featured here. Please take every precaution and use your own discretion to make sure these toys are safe for children to play with them.

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