- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Metal Bottle Caps
- Clear Acrylic Spray
- Miscellaneous Pictures, Letters, or Stickers
- Double-Sided Tape or Adhesive
- Strong Glue
- Paint Brush
To decorate your bottle caps, think about what picture you will be putting in the frame. If it is a picture of you and a friend, consider using 7 bottle caps to spell out the word FRIENDS (one letter per cap). If it is a picture of a pet, you can spell out its name, or use small pictures of items related to your pet such as dog bones, a mouse, etc.
You can start out by painting your bottle caps. Once the paint is dry, you can seal the paint using the acrylic spray sealer. This is a good idea if your finished project may be in contact with any moisture, plus it can add a nice shine to your painted surface. Of course, if you prefer, you can leave your bottle caps unpainted.
While the paint/acrylic sealer is drying, find the letters or pictures you will use to embellish your bottle caps. Your best options are to use magazine pictures or stickers. You can use photos or pictures printed from a computer, but you should get copies made of these because your printer ink may run. Cut your pictures down so they are a small circle which can fit into the bottle cap. Use double-sided tape or adhesive to secure these inside the cap.
Once your newly-embellished bottle caps are dry, you can glue them onto your frame in whatever positions you like.