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Craft tin

Transform a humble can into a nifty craft storage tin with a little bit of help from Resene.

Craft tin - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 128

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: Clean aluminium tin, clean cloth, craft knife, eastic bands (x3), marker pen, metal ruler, old paintbrush for brushing glue, paintbrush, piece of blue glitter foam board, PVA glue, Resene testpot of Resene Point Break, Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, Sandpaper.

Here's another idea: For a fabulous red effect use a piece of bright red glitter foam board and a testpot of Resene Chaos.

Craft tin
Craft tin

Craft tin - detail Another idea: Use red glitter board for another effect.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the can to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 2
Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the can and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Point Break to the can and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply a second coat of Resene Point Break to the can and allow two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Turn the glitter foam board the right side down and then measure and mark a strip to fit around the can.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully cut the glitter foam board using a craft knife and metal ruler - you might need a grownup to help with this bit.
Step 8
Step eight
Brush a layer of PVA glue onto the back of the glitter foam board and carefully place around the tin. Use the elastic bands to hold the glitter foam board in position until the glue dries.

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