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Spaghetti man

Make this fun spaghetti man from an old shoe box and a selection of Resene Testpots.

Spaghetti man - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 46

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: Paintbrushes (including a few artists’ brushes), Resene Quick Dry waterborne acrylic primer undercoat, Resene Testpots in the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Curious Blue, Resene Guardsman Red, Resene Nero, Resene Sambuca and Resene Wax Flower, Shoe box, String

Top tip: The paint will dry quicker if you stand your shoebox outside on a sunny day – just make sure the wind doesn’t blow it over!

Here's another idea: Make a string storage pot from an old paper coffee cup and lid. Paint with Resene Havoc and once it’s dry apply one coat of Resene Crackle Effect. Allow to dry and paint with a topcoat of Resene Turbo.

Make this fun spaghetti man
Spaghetti man

Make a string storage pot
Another idea: Make a string storage pot

Step 1
Step one
Paint the shoe box with one coat of Resene Quick Dry primer undercoat and allow to dry for one hour.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the box with two coats of Resene Curious Blue, allowing two hours for each coat to dry, and then paint a wide band along the bottom of the box, as shown, using Resene Sambuca. Again, allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint a large head and two hands using two coats of Resene Wax Flower, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the body using two coats of Resene Guardsman Red, allowing two hours for each coat to dry
Step 5
Step five
Paint eyes and dinner plate with two coats of Resene Alabaster, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Fill in all the other details using Resene Nero. Once dry, make a small hole in the mouth and thread through the length of string. Slowly pull the string from the back to watch the man eating his spaghetti – how cool is that?

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