Tonya here… Father’s Day is just around the corner, so surprise dad with breakfast in bed on a handmade tray. He’s going to love it. Thank you to Testors.com for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
This is a project that will require grown-up help, but is a great way to spend time with the kids creating something that everyone can use for a long time to come. Whether someone is in bed sick, or it’s a special birthday, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day, this special breakfast tray can be used by the whole family.
What you need:
- Unfinished wood panels (available at most craft stores)
- Testors Craft 3oz Aerosol Paint – beige (or whatever color you want)
- Testors Craft Acrylic 2oz Paint – white (or whatever color you want)
- Paint aerosol sealer
- Drawer pulls with screws
- Power drill
The first thing you need to do (the grown-up will need to do this), is measure the distance of where the screws need to be placed for the tray handles, mark those on the wood panels, and using a power drill, drill the holes for the screws.
Next, in a well ventilated area have the kids apply four coats of Testors Craft 3oz Aerosol in whichever color they chose to the unfinished wood, both sides, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next one.
Once completely dry, place stencils where you would like to paint a message on the tray (this is another great part of the project kids can do). We chose to paint ‘made with love’ so that whoever receives the tray knows that the breakfast was made with love just for them.
Then carefully paint over each stencil letter using the Testors Craft Acrylic Paint in the color you chose.
Once dry, apply a sealer over the top to protect the paint and wood from spills. Allow to dry overnight.
Now, pull out that power drill once more, and use it to drill the screws through the hole and into the drawer pulls. I found these beautiful drawer pulls at my local architectural salvage shop, it’s one of my favorite places to find old bits and pieces to re-purpose.
Then, help the kids cook dad’s favorite breakfast and place it on the tray with a plant, and napkin, and any condiments he may want.
Dad is going to absolutely love this special breakfast in bed this Father’s Day. Make sure the kids serve it to him.
About Testors Paints:
Testors Craft 3 oz. Aerosols are available in a wide variety of colors and specialty finishes (including metallic, glitter, and glitter sealer) and adhere to a variety of surfaces including wood, metal, glass, terra cotta, ceramic bisque, and more.
Testors Craft Acrylic Paints are water-based paints available in a wide variety of colors as well and can be used for general craft and decorative painting. They can also be used on surfaces such as wood, metal, fabric, canvas, ceramic, glass, and more!
What will you create with Testors Paints?
Would you like to win a prize pack of Testors Craft Paints containing an assortment of brush-on and aerosol paints worth an approximate retail value of $50. Leave us a comment telling us what types of projects you and your kids would make with Testors Craft Paints. Then complete your entry using the form below.
Products in the prize pack will be an assortment of brush-on and aerosol paints and not necessarily be the same as shown in this photo. Open to the US only.
Take a look at my other Testors creations too:
- How to Make an Easy Unicorn Costume for Kids
- How to Airbrush Personalized Shirts for Kids
- Get Outside And Play With Spray Chalk
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Written by Tonya Staab, contributor at 5 Minutes for Mom
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