Here's the kiddos squirting the acrylic paint into the balls. And these next ones are them swirling the paint around.We left them sitting for several days with the tops off so they could dry completely. If you're doing these as a party activity or something similar you can take/send them home with the tops on and just remove them afterwards to finish letting them dry.
We ran out of red & white paint (or should I say the kiddos got a little squirt-happy on one of the balls?), so we used some random colors of paint that I already had to do the last one. That one is for Mama (me!).
We added some pretty ribbons to the tops and they looked so shiny and festive!
I used these tempera paints and just mixed them to get different colors. I'm no expert on paints, I just looked for something inexpensive that was for paper products. The houses do require several coats, but this paints dries very fast. By the time you have finish one the other is dry and ready for the next coat. Then when you're finished with all of the painting, just add your *snow* glitter to the tops and bases and glue on a miniature wreath if you like.These are the two I gave to my mom and sister. I painted a third to go with The Princess' village that I made last year. I'll be getting all of those out this week and will post a picture of them all together.