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Crafty frog box

It’s easy to create this funky frog craft box using some cardboard and a few Resene testpots.

Crafty frog box - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 126

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Cardboard, Cardboard box, Masking tape, Paintbrushes, Pencil, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene Alabaster, Resene All Black, Resene Goblin and Resene Killarney, Scissors

Top tip: Make sure you use thick cardboard to prevent it from bending when you apply the paint.

Here's another idea: This fabulous doggy craft box was painted with Resene Alabaster, Resene Authentic, Resene Ballerina, Resene Matisse and Resene Nero.

Crafty frog box
Crafty frog box

Crafty dog box Another idea: Dogs!

Step 1
Step one
Draw a frog shape on a piece of cardboard with a pencil, and carefully cut out using scissors – you might need a grown up to help with this.
Step 2
Step two
Cut two slots on the base of the cardboard frog shape and slide it onto the back of the cardboard box, as shown. Fix securely with masking tape.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the frog box and allow two hours to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply two coats of Resene Killarney to the frog shape and two coats of Resene Goblin to the base box. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint two eye shapes with two coats of Resene Alabaster. Again, allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the eye pupils and other details using Resene All Black and allow paint to dry – how cool is that?

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