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Numbers game

Make this really cool numbers game using a piece of cardboard and a few Resene Testpots.

Numbers game - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 50

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: A piece of stiff cardboard (ours measured approximately 35cm x 45cm), Paintbrushes (including anartists’ brush) Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene Testpots of Resene Kingfisher Daisy, Resene Kitsch, Resene Pizazz, Resene Torea Bay and Resene Yellow Sea.

Top tip: To play the game, take it in turns to drop a plastic counter over the board. Whichever circle it lands on, add or subtract that number from the score. First player to get to fifty wins!

Here's another idea: Create a different design using a base of Resene Get Reddy with squares and numbers painted in Resene Paua and Resene Celery.

Make this really cool
numbers game
Numbers game

Use squares and different colours in this game.
Another idea: Paint squares

Step 1
Step one
Prime the piece of cardboard with one coat of Resene Quick Dry and leave for one hour to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the piece of cardboard with two coats of Resene Kitsch, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Using a wide artists’ brush and Resene Kingfisher Daisy, paint a circle approx 7cm across in one corner of the board.
Step 4
Step four
Continue painting a series of 20 circles across the board, as shown, alternating Resene Kingfisher Daisy and Resene Pizazz. Allow to dry for two hours and apply a second coat of each.
Step 5
Step five
Using a small artists’ brush and Resene Torea Bay paint random + numbers in the Resene Pizazz circles, as shown.
Step 6
Step six
Using a small artists’ brush and Resene Yellow Sea paint random – numbers in the Resene Kingfisher Daisy circles, as shown. Leave to dry for two hours, then grab a plastic counter and get playing!

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