Use plastic lids from margarine tubs, yogurt cups, coffee cans, etc.
Lid from a 32 ounce yogurt container
Use plastic bottles - any size works. In some cases this may not be cost-free, as you're losing the bottle deposit. I used a 2-liter seltzer bottle.
|2-Liter Seltzer Bottle|
Cut the bottom off the plastic bottle. (I was able to use regular scissors to cut around the bottom of my seltzer bottle.)
You now have a paint palette which is best for using individual colors without mixing. This works especially well when painting with children.
|Soda Bottle Paint Palette|
I drink more water than soda and found my favorite palette is made from plastic 1-gallon water jugs.
|Plastic 1-Gallon Water Jug|
Similar to the soda bottle, just cut the bottom off the jug.
I love these paint palettes made from plastic water jugs because the colors can be mixed yet there's a divider if you want to keep them separated.
|Water Jug Paint Palette - My Favorite|
If you have ideas for other inexpensive, DIY paint palettes, please leave a comment.