So, the big kids are home from college (or work) for the holidays. If you’re not watching Die Hard again (hey, it’s a Christmas movie!), shopping for gifts or running to the coffee shop for a peppermint latte, what are you planning to do to keep them busy? How about a grownup paint and sip*? Family painting can be fun, especially when you’re putting your arts and crafts skills to work together.
Virtual Paint and Sips*
Virtual paint and sips* let you grab your eggnog and settle in for an evening of fun. These online painting companies send everything you need to paint, plus they provide art instructors that guide you through the painting of your choice. This is a fun way to create something you’ll be glad to hang, give as a gift or keep as a memory.
Family Paint Night
Perfect for a long winter night, these self-paced, paint-at-home programs let you choose a painting and paint when the time is right. You’ll receive art supplies and access to a video tutorial, which you can pause as needed to adjust your paintings (or go for more hot cocoa*). These companies usually offer a variety of kits to choose from, from a full-service option that includes an easel to a streamlined version that offers just the paint refills (in case you’re already a repeat customer).
Paint and Sip* Alternative: Art Centers
Paint and sips* aren’t the only option for family painting activities. Your local art center website is also a great source for painting ideas. Many offer links to painting projects, including fun ones for the holidays like painting on foil, making marbled coasters and doing stained glass art.
Painting the House
Okay, it’s the holidays. Maybe you’re not looking for more work to add to your already busy schedule. But if you’re the kind of family who enjoys DIYing together, take advantage of all those other grownups in the house to make short work of a big job. Paint that accent wall you’ve been dreaming of for the dining room – the perfect backdrop for holiday meals. Or how about updating the guest bedroom’s paint color before the rest of the guests descend? Not only will you have the memories of brightening your house together, you’ll have a sense of accomplishment as a family. And often, those experiences are far more satisfying than any gift you could buy.
Paint and Sip or Sip* and Relax?
If you feel inspired by the idea of a family paint and sip, you may also be inspired by our Color Tool, with its trending colors, free paint swatches and online quotes from sales reps. And if you’d rather relax for the holidays than spend your time painting, let our interior house painters manage and finish your paint job.
*Please make sure not to consume beverages or food near wet paint products. Please make sure the paint is dried and away when you drink or eat.
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