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Mark Rayner makes this sleepy Mexican child’s play to create on a wet day.

You will need: Three terracotta pots and a terracotta pot saucer, exterior PVA glue and paintbrushes (including artists’ brushes). Resene Terracotta Sealer. Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Balloon, Resene Black, Resene Bright Red, Resene Bondi Blue, Resene Cioccolato, Resene Dark Buff, and Resene Galliano.

Here's another idea: To create a shiny look, apply one coat of Resene Mutishield + gloss once the paints have dried.

As seen in kiwigardener

Step 1 how to make a garden ornament Step one
Seal the terracotta pots and saucer with one coat of Resene Terracotta Sealer and allow to dry.
Step 2 how to make a garden ornament. Step two
Glue a smaller pot to the base of the larger pot (to form the head and body), followed by the pot saucer and another smaller pot to form the hat. Allow glue to dry.
Step 3 how to make a garden ornament Step three
Paint the hat with two coats of Resene Galliano, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4 how to make a garden ornament Step four
Paint the head with two coats of Resene Dark Buff, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5 how to make a garden ornament Step five
Paint the body with two coats of Resene Balloon, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6 how to make a garden ornament Step six
Paint face details with Resene Black and lips with Resene Cioccolato.
Step 7 how to make a garden ornament Step seven
Paint the knotted bandana and the zig-zag pattern on the body with Resene Bright Red.
Step 8 how to make a garden ornament Step eight
Paint a band around the base, as shown, using two coats of Resene Bondi Blue, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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