polka dot stemless wine glasses that I justified by making it a Christmas craft for the kids to work on.
While I raced to paint as many glasses as I could while overseeing the painting of breakable objects by my favorite little bulls in a china shop, my kids' true personalities shone through.
Abby, meticulous and methodical, started strong and made one very nice glass for me, first painting green dots, then white ones, then red. She took utmost care to be sure all sides were evenly covered, all dots were similar in size, and no color overwhelmed the others. And then, in true Abby fashion, she moved on to what she wanted to do, which was to paint candy canes and snow men on the remaining glasses. I didn't have the heart to tell her she was painting with the glasses wrong-side up and that her pictures would be upside down when she was done. I let her have her fun. It was just acrylic paint, and it was easy to wash off when she wasn't looking to make some more polka dotted glasses to complete the set.
Don't tell Abby and Jacob, but those cute little dotted wine glasses in our cabinets were pretty much all courtesy of Caleb and their mom and dad.