FLY ME TO THE MOON
Create a star mobile and moon mural that are out of this world
Wooden rocking chair 500ml Resene Lustacryl paint in Resene Cotton Wool and Resene Bright Spark 500ml Resene Quick Dry sealer Sandpaper 120 grit 1 Before you begin, place your chair on a wipeable surface, such as your kitchen floor. Give the chair a light sand down with sandpaper and use a damp cloth to wipe excess sanding dust from the chair. 2 Paint the chair with a coat of Resene Quick Dry sealer and leave to dry. 3 Paint the seat, back and arms of the chair with two coats of Resene Lustacryl in Resene Cotton Wool; leaving to dry and lightly sanding between coats. Leave to dry. 4 Paint the legs of the chair with two coats of Resene Lustacryl in Resene Bright Spark and then leave to dry. In between coats, lightly sand. Leave to dry.
Jovi air dry clay 250g (comes in a 500g block from stationery shops) Star cookie cutter 4cm size & 5cm size Wooden skewer Resene testpots in; Resene Half Baltic Sea, Resene Cotton Wool, Resene Bright Spark, Resene Buzz Resene FX Nightlight paint (80ml) String - we used a hemp string from Spotlight Driftwood stick (approx 40cm long) – check out your local beach to find the best driftwood stick Baking paper 1 Knead air clay to soften. Roll out on a piece of baking paper to 5mm thick (this
makes it easier to remove the stars and gives both sides a smooth surface). 2. Use cutters to cut 9 large and 4 small stars. (The number of stars you will need will depend on the length of your piece of driftwood). 3 Use the flat end of the wooden skewer to make a hole in one point of each star. 4 Leave to dry on the baking paper for a day, clay will become hard and whiten in colour. 5 Paint both sides and edges of stars with two coats of Resene paint – we painted 3 large and 1 small star in Resene Half Baltic Sea, 2 large and 1 small star in Resene Cotton Wool, 2 large and two small in Resene Bright Spark and 2 large stars in Resene Buzz. 6 Paint the Cotton Wool and Buzz stars with 3 thick coats of Resene FX Nightlight. 7 Cut string to varying lengths and tie one end to the stars and the other to the driftwood 2cm apart. We cut our strings in lengths of 55cm, 40cm, 30cm and 20cm. 8 To hang your mobile, cut 1 metre of string and tie to each end of the driftwood, creating a loop.
Moon – wall mural
Paper – newspaper works well Resene testpots in colours: Resene Bright Spark and Resene Cotton Wool Resene FX Nightlight paint Paint brush (70mm) Pencil, scissors and cellotape Painters tape 1 Use tape to stick two pieces of newspaper together so you have a big enough piece of paper to draw a 40cm circle. 2 Draw a large 40cm circle with a pencil in the middle of the newspaper and cut out. 3 Use painters tape to tape your cut out circle template to the wall. 4 Using a paint brush with a little paint (colour Resene Bright Spark), paint a crisscross pattern inside your template, leave to dry. You should see the brush strokes and the wall colour behind. 5 Repeat with colour Resene Cotton Wool and leave to dry. 6 Paint over with a little of colour Resene Bright Spark and leave to dry.