‘Swearing’ at our house covers many different misdemeanours; not just your garden variety profanities.
The kids must deposit 20 cents and the parents $1 into the swear jar for every ‘bad word’ which includes the likes of: hate, stupid and shut-up…(except when singing ‘Shut Up and Dance’, because that song is WAY too catchy.) Other things that can send your pocket money to the jar are throwing remote controls, slamming doors, crying for no reason and talking back.
At the end of the year or when the jar is filled, we cash in and use our funds toward a vacation. Disneyland here we come!
Tired of looking at the ugly pickle jar, we decided to snazz it up with a stained-glass look.
- Glass jar
- PVA Glue in small container with pointed tip
- Acrylic Paint
- Sharpie or permanent texta
How to do it:
- Remove a blob of glue from the container and add enough black acrylic paint to turn the glue solid black. Shake and mix with a popsicle stick to ensure the black is blended all the way in.
- Draw lines or patterns on the jar with the black glue and let dry. Be careful not to use too much or the lines will run. (This can be cleaned up later with a box-cutter if it does happen.)
- We used yellow, red, blue, white and PVA to colour in our squares and let them dry. The PVA ones end up cloudy looking.
- Use the Sharpie to touch up where the original glue lines may have been painted over with another colour.
$#@* that looks good! Oops.
First published in Peninsula Kids – Autumn 2019