A friend has been saving these old saline bottles for quite awhile, and I finally had a chance to think up a Halloween recycle craft project for them. My reliable Sharpie markers came through, once again. I love how they can fill surfaces with bright smooth color, something that would be really tricky (and messy!) with paint. If you have the funds to get the brush markers, try them out as they make working around the curves a breeze. Older students may have the patience to color carefully with regular Sharpies, but the brushes just make it some much easier for the little ones, as in ages 6 to 8 or so.
1. Starting with a clean, dry bottle, color the entire surface with the orange marker.
2. Draw vertical lines with the thin black marker, all around the bottle.
3. Use the orange marker to lightly trace the black lines. It will make the black and orange blend a bit, and look somewhat like a shadow.
4. Draw a face with the black brush marker and fill in. Repeat if necessary to make it really black.
5. Color the cap with the black brush marker. This is where the brush shape helps again as it will easily color in all the grooves.