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Hopstar

Use Resene Lumbersider and Resene Enamacryl Metallic paint to create this hoptastic game.

Resene Ground Games with Mark Rayner - Project 02

You will need: Area of concrete approx 2.4m x 2.4m (prepped first with Resene Moss & Mould Killer and then waterblasted), artist brush, builders' string line, chalk, craft knife, damp cloth, duct tape, masking tape, paintbrushes, Resene Concrete Primer, Resene Enamacryl Metallic tinted to Resene Bullion, Resene Lumbersider tinted to the following colours: Resene All Black, Resene Christalle, Resene Jalapeno and Resene Porsche, Resene Multishield+ (Gloss), small roller and tray, tape measure.

To get the look: Always use duct tape for masking unpainted concrete as it sticks better, and use masking tape to mask painted surfaces.

More ideas for play: Experiment with different shapes such as crosses or triangles to create other hopscotch-inspired games.

Learn how to play

Step 1
Step one
Use the string line and chalk to draw a circle with a radius of 1.2m.
Step 2
Step two
Marking with chalk, divide the circle into five equal parts. (Note: Each mark is approx 1.4m from the previous one when measured in a straight line).
Step 3
Step three
Using the five chalk marks as a guide, mask off a pentagonal shape with duct tape and then wipe off the chalk marks with a damp cloth. Apply one coat of Resene Concrete Primer to the masked area. Once dry, apply two coats of Resene Christalle, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Carefully remove the duct tape and use masking tape to mask off a star shape, as shown, removing the inner lines of the tape with a craft knife.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Porsche to the masked off area and allow to dry for two hours. Use the small roller and tray to apply two coats of Resene Bullion to the masked off area. Once dry, carefully remove the masking tape.
Step 6
Step six
Mask off the central pentagonal area of the star with masking tape and apply two coats of Resene Jalapeno. Once dry, remove the masking tape.
Step 7
Step seven
Use the artist brush and Resene All Black to paint in the numbers, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply one coat of Resene Multishield+ (Gloss) to the entire painted surface. Leave for 48 hours before playing.

How to play

Number of players: 2 or more.

Additional equipment: Small flat stone for each player.

How to play: The first player throws the stone onto triangle #1 and hops over this into triangle #2, hopping around the star into each numbered triangle until they reach the centre of the star (position #10). They then turn and hop back, reversing the numbers until they reach triangle #2, where they bend down, retrieve their stone, and hop back over triangle #1, returning to the start position. The player then throws the stone into triangle #2 and repeats the process. If a player misses, they return their stone to the previous triangle where it stays while the next player has a turn. Each player has to make it all the way to position #10 and back to the start, reversing the numbers, to finish the game - and the first one to do this is the Hopstar!

Direction of play

Direction of play for the Hopstar game

Project #2 Game board

Hopstar Game Board
Measurements: Centre to outside point of the star = 1.2m

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