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Out of this world

Use Resene Blackboard Paint and metallic stars and stickers to create a groovy space-themed blackboard.

Out of this world - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 36

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Metallic stars, Paintbrushes, Piece of MDF (ours measured 400mm x 600mm), Resene Blackboard Paint, Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear), Resene Quick Dry Waterborne Primer Undercoat, Space stickers,

Top tip: Space stickers and metallic stars are available from most discount stores and stationery shops.

Here's another idea: Create a night time fairytale scene with some blue metallic stars and a cut out castle and moon from an old picture book, gluing these into position with PVA glue.

Make a space-themed blackboard
Out of this world

Make an fairytale-themed blackboard Another idea: Fairytales

Step 1
Step one
Prime the piece of MDF with one coat of Resene Quick Dry and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the MDF with two coats of Resene Blackboard Paint – allow at least two hours to dry between coats.
Step 3
Step three
Apply a generous coat of Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear) around the left hand edge of the blackboard and use this to fix the metallic stars in place.
Step 4
Step four
Continue in the same way applying stars along the lower left hand corner and along the bottom edge. Leave to dry for two hours.
Step 5
Step five
Starting from the right hand edge apply a few space stickers to the blackboard.
Step 6
Step six
Continue applying stickers along the left hand side and top edge of the blackboard.

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