3 Easy Projects You Can Make With Paint Chip Circles

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We love when creativity can inspire someone to take one object, and turn it into endless creations. We’ve seen people turn Ikea furniture into one-of-a-kind pieces, upcycle and reuse objects that didn’t appear to have life left in them, and make unique art with unconventional materials.

We’ve seen hundreds of projects made with paint chips. It’s a free, colorful source of inspiration for so many people. These paint chip circles have been sitting in a bin in the garage for years. We initially used them for our sharks and mermaids celebrating an Under the Sea party. It’s a happy bag of confetti that has a lot of DIY’s left to do, but recently we rounded up three ways to use the colorful circles.

#1: Favor Tags
Recently our kids had testing week at school. A few moms wanted to lift the kids spirits when they sat at their desk to tackle a day of tests. One of the many ways we did it was with pencils with the tag, You’re Sharp. To make, use a Sharpie to write the words in the center of the circle, simply cut a slit on top and bottom of the circles, and insert the pencil. These would make cute Valentine’s Day favors, too. Think about all the tags you can make for favors and gifts with the paint chip circles!

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#2: Fruit
We don’t know about you, but we are ready for that tropical look and feel of summer! These tiny fruits were so fun to make, and the only extra materials we used was scissors and a Sharpie. These would be adorable wine charms – just punch a small hole, add a small loop or wire, and that’s it! These fruit would also make a fruitastic banner. To do that, just punch holes or cut slits, and string twine through them, or glue twine to the back of them. I see a lot of fun projects with these fruity tokens in our future. How would you use the fruit?

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#3: Mermaid/Fish Scales
These paint circles are perfect for layering on top of each other for a scale effect. We used them to make a large mermaid tail. For the tail tutorial, visit here. They would be a great prop for fish scales and ocean waves, too. I also plan to glue circles to a large piece of paper, and let my kids think about all the things that have circles, and draw around it. For example, they can draw rays for a sun, another circle on top and bottom for a snowman, a car and it’s wheels, the planets in the solar systems, etc. It would be so fun!

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