A Travel Palette from a Baby Wipes Container (And a source for them!)

Hi friends! About a year and a half ago I posted a video about making a DIY rubber stamp cleaner using a travel baby wipes container. People were very excited about this but then people kept telling me that they could no longer find the travel wipes containers as manufactures had switched to the soft bag style packaging. Well, I found a place that sells the empty travel wipes containers in lots of 6 and they are the sponsor of today’s video! And since I got a bunch of these to test out (hey, I have to do my research) I thought that would be perfect for travel palettes too!

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Watch the video on how I made a DIY travel watercolor palette. If you know an art teacher on a budget please share this idea with them, it is a great way to cheaply outfit a class!

Video!

You can find the travel wipes container and alta caps from our sponsor Craft Chamelon.

  • Travel baby wipes container
  • Alta caps or shallow bottle caps
  • Tube watercolor
  • White crayon or piece of wax (for resist effects)
  • Piece of credit card (for scraping)
  • 2 paper towels folded
  • Watercolor paper cut to 3.5″x7″ (cut an 11″x14″ into 6 pieces)
  • Water brushes (so you don’t need to carry extra water)
  • Hot glue gun and sticks

Directions:
Glue the caps to the bottom of the wipes box leaving space to one side for the brushes to fit. Fill caps with paint. Let paint dry them place all the other supplies in the wipes container. I recommend storing the paper and towel in a plastic bag so it will stay dry and clean.

Let’s go outside and paint this summer! I think I will demo my kit here during the live show on Friday so you can see it is action then! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

 

4 Responses

  1. No video link on the travel palette.

    On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Thefrugalcrafters Weblog wrote:

    > thefrugalcrafter posted: “Hi friends! About a year and a half ago I posted > a video about making a DIY rubber stamp cleaner using a travel baby wipes > container. People were very excited about this but then people kept telling > me that they could no longer find the travel wipes conta” >

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  2. I can’t find the palette video link. 😕

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  3. Wow Lindsay, what a great idea! I’ve never used one of those water brushes. I’m getting ready actually to come to Maine to visit family next week and am bringing some watercolor supplies with me, hopefully I’ll have time to paint while’s I’m there. I’ll have to check around where I can find one of the water brushes – It looks like they would be pretty handy to have so you don’t have to keep water with you all the time. Thanks again! Sharon

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  4. love this idea!!!! BRILLERENT

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