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It’s easy to transform a plain ceramic money box into something colourful and cool with the help of a few Resene testpots.

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 44

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Ceramic VW Beetle car money box (ours came from ‘Spotlight’), Paintbrushes, Resene Art Action Metallic in Resene Silver Aluminium, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Guardsman Red and Resene Nero, Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, Sandpaper

Top tip: Use a small artists’ brush to paint around the edges of the windows and tyres for a neat finish.

Here's another idea: Transform a coffee jar into a cool storage pot using testpots of Resene Resolution Blue and Resene Turbo, and finish off with gold and blue self adhesive stars.

Transform a ceramic money box

Another idea- create a cool storage pot
Another idea: Cool storage pot

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the ceramic money box to provide a ‘key’ to the surface – this will help the paint to stick.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the money box with one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the windows and front headlamps of the car with two coats of Resene Alabaster, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the tyres of the car with two coats of Resene Nero, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the bodywork of the car with two coats of Resene Guardsman Red, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the hubcaps with two coats of Resene Silver Aluminium, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Once it’s dry, get driving - and saving!

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