Grace loves to paint! Although, she loves to keep her colors separate, she often forgets to rinse or switch brushes. This often results in some muddy looking jars of paint. I have a plastic paint palette that I picked up several years ago but the wells aren't deep enough for my little artist. So, I pour colors into other containers rather than letting her use straight from the jar.
I usually use the small condiment containers that pickles or peppers come in when we get takeout. You know, the ones that are also great for Jell-o shots. I've even resorted to purchasing a big package of them since we don't get takeout all that often.
For New Year's Eve, our friends brought over some frozen appetizers. After popping them onto a baking tray and into the oven, I knew I wanted to reuse this plastic tray and set it aside for a snowy, arts and crafts day.
Just as I suspected, this handy little tray with all the individual compartments holds the perfect amount of paint to keep Grace occupied for a while! This particular tray was rinsed out and used a couple of times before tossing into the recycling bin!