Habitat 21 - Join the circus

Make this circus big top as fun wall art

Circus big top is fun art on the wall

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Habitat 21 - Join the circus

you will need:

Step 1
Kids, you will need an adult to help. Outline your tent by drawing a triangle. Start by ruling a line along the width of your bed at its height (we allowed for one pillow). From the centre of that line, measure 50cm up and mark. Draw two lines to form a triangle. Pencil four evenly spaced points along the bottom line and connect each to the top point, making five panels. Keep lines straight by using the level when necessary.

Step 2
Use the ruler and level to draw a 20cm circus pole at the top, 3cm wide. Draw a small circle on top of the pole. Lightly pencil your name beside it. For longer names, drop down half a letter for each syllable for a 3D look. Draw a flowing flag around the letters.

Step 3
Get painting. Use the masking tape to outline the first and fifth panel. Paint with Resene Razzamatazz (red) using the medium brush. Remove the tape and repeat with the middle panel, this time using Resene Sea World (blue).

Step 4
Paint Resene Fizz (yellow) on to the remaining panels (second and fourth). Allow one colour to be touch dry before starting the next.

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