I made this adorable monster water bottle for M to encourage him to drink more this summer.
It is extremely important to make sure that your little ones drink regularly to avoid heatstroke, especially when playing outside for extended hours. One of my favorite ways to do it is to make it fun! I did this by dressing up a plain, cheap water bottle with inspiration from one of his favorite characters.
When I showed it to him, he got excited, squealed, and started talking to the bottle. Yup, there are certain things only toddlers can get away with…
Supplies needed to make a monster water bottle:
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- A cheap water bottle in the color of the monster. I found mine in Michaels but it doesn’t seem to be available online. Try something similar...
- Acrylic craft paints in black and white
- A thin paintbrush
- Bonus: I made this as a spur-of-the-moment thing, not necessarily to last. If you want it to be durable, I recommend something to seal it, such as dishwasher safe Mod Podge
I did a Google search for the monster I wanted for inspiration, and had that on my phone next to me so that I can follow it.
How to make a Monster Water Bottle:
Watch the video tutorial, or scroll down for photos!
1. Start by painting two white circles, about the size of a marble, side by side. Allow it to dry completely (about an hour).
2. Paint two black circles facing different directions for the “manic” look.
3. Paint the wide open, slightly asymmetrical mouth using black paint.
Once again, the acrylics alone will not hold up. If you want to seal it, I’d suggest brushing some clear nail polish over the area, or a thin layer of mod podge. Let me know how that works…
Another note: I would not recommend washing something that you hand painted in the dishwasher, unless you use dishwasher safe mod podge. Since my dishwasher is my husband, this is not an issue for me, but do keep this in mind!