I bought these buckets for $3.99 each at Tractor Supply(this is not sponsored - just sharing a great price), and spray painted the girls' buckets white.
I left Evan's silver. To make them more special, I put their hand prints on the bottom. Does anyone know of anything I can put on top of it so they don't scrape off? Maybe acrylic paint or modge podge?
I let the older kids paint on the inside. They aren't done yet, I took these while waiting for their first colors to dry before they kept going.
I put their names on the back of the buckets, and then I was done.
I had all of the paints on hand from previous projects, so I only paid the $3.99 per bucket! If you have to buy paint, it wouldn't cost more than a couple dollars more than that. The paints are often on sale at craft stores for about 30 cents per tube, and I used the $1 can of spray paint for the girls buckets that I also had on hand.