Once you and your child have decided how many friends will be coming to your party, you can go ahead and choose which pottery pieces to paint. Some customers choose a varied selection of pieces so each child has a different shape to paint. Others choose say 4 pieces and purchase a quantity of each. Its totally up to you. Each piece is a similar size and they all come white, blank and ready to paint.
Figuring out how much paint you need is the most common question we get asked. As a general guideline we would say 1 pack of acrylic paints (5 bottles) should easily cover 10 pottery pieces. It depends on the age of the children as younger kids tend to use more paint. Choosing 2 different acrylic paint sets provides the children with a greater selection of colours. We have a choice of 5 different sets to choose from – Funky, Standard, Pastel, Metallic Colours and Metallic Metals.
As an optional extra to finish off, there is also a choice of Acrylic Glitter Varnish which you paint over once the other paints have completely dried. This gives a lovely sheen to the finished pieces and as a result beautifully finished painted pottery.
Paint Brushes – a good standard size for coverage is the Size 10 wooden brush. We also offer a Size 04 which is useful for adding details e.g. eyes, stripes, claws. Alternatively you could purchase the Assorted Pack of 12 brushes with a good range of sizes for everyone. As long as there is at least 1 brush for each child you’re good to go, but a selection on the table can encourage the children to experiment with painting techniques as well as different end results.
Paint Palettes – the kids can share so place them on the table so they can easily reach. A guideline for this would be 1 palette between 4 children maximum.
Optional extras but very useful ones are disposable aprons to keep their clothes protected from spills. You will also want to cover your table with a protective plastic table cover.
Water pots and kitchen roll to dry the brushes when changing paint colours are useful too. But I’m sure you will have these at home already, just need to add to your list for the party. (Old yoghurt pots work great).
So your Pottery Painting Party planning should now feel a lot easier, we hope!
An instruction and ideas information sheet is also provided with all pottery painting orders.
Lastly, but above all have fun!
- 10 pottery pieces
- 2 acrylic paint sets
- 3 paint palettes
- 1 pack of 12 assorted brushes
- 1 pack of aprons
- 1 plastic table cover
Approx £64.72 including Free UK Postage