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Walk tall!

Turn a couple of empty Resene paint tins into these super groovy stilts using two contrasting Resene colours.

Walk tall! - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 88

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Paintbrushes (including anartists’ brush), Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Chaos, Resene Waterborn, Resene Testpot of Resene Fizz, Sandpaper, Scissors, Thick twine, Two empty 4 litre Resene paint tins

Top tip: You can also use 1 litre Resene paint tins to make smaller stilts – just get a grown up to drill 10mm holes in the sides to thread the twine through.

Here's another idea: This fabulous blue and white spotty combination was created with Resene Alabaster over a basecoat of Resene Splish Splash.

Make paint tin stilts
Walk tall!

Make paint tin stilts - option 2 Another idea: Bright blue

Step 1
Step one
Remove any sticky labels from the tins and sand lightly to provide a ‘key’ – this will help the paint to stick.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the paint tins and allow two hours to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply two coats of Resene Chaos to the tins, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint spots on the tins with two coats of Resene Fizz, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Cut the twine into two 1.8m lengths and tie the ends of each piece together to create two loops of twine (you might need a grown up to help with this bit).
Step 6
Step six
Attach a loop of twine to the centre of each paint tin handle, threading the twine back though itself to fix firmly. Then get walking!

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