Get on track and see who drives the fastest train with this colourful playground game.
Resene Ground Games with Mark Rayner - Project 09
You will need: Area of concrete approx 3m x 3m (prepped first with Resene Moss & Mould Killer and then waterblasted), artists' brushes, duct tape, length of plastic hose, paintbrushes (including artists' brushes, paint tray and roller, Resene Concrete Primer, Resene Lumbersider tinted to the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Havoc, Resene Korma, Resene Lochmara, Resene Nero, Resene San Felix, Resene Tree Frog, Resene Trinidad and Resene Turbo, Resene Multishield+ satin (now Resene Concrete Clear), scissors, string, tape measure.
To get the look: To make sure the game is fair, cut each piece of string to exactly the same length.
More ideas for play: This ground game also makes a great racing track for large toy cars and trucks.
› Learn how to play
Use duct tape to mark out a square approx 3m x 3m and apply one coat of Resene Concrete Primer
within the square. Allow to dry for two hours.
Use the length of hose to make a wavy line diagonally through the square and paint one half with Resene Tree Frog
. Remove the hose, and paint the other half with Resene San Felix
. Allow to dry for two hours and apply a second coat. Remove the duct tape before the last coat dries.
Cut a length of string approximately 4.9m long and tape across the painted square, as shown, following the direction of the first 'train track'. Using the string as a central guide, paint a band approximately 20cm wide, using Resene Turbo
and then carefully remove the string. Allow to dry for two hours.
Repeat step three to paint the other 'train tracks' using Resene Havoc
, Resene Lochmara
and Resene Trinidad
, allowing each colour to dry for two hours. Apply a second coat of colour to each track and allow to dry for two hours.
Paint sleepers across each track using two coats of Resene Nero
, as shown, and allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Apply two coats of Resene Multishield+ satin (now Resene Concrete Clear
) to the entire ground game, allowing two hours for each coat to dry, and wait 48 hours before playing the game.
How to play
Number of players: Up to 4.
Additional equipment: None required.
How to play: Each player has to move along the train track, walking 'heel to toe' as quickly as they can. The first one to reach the end of the track is the winner.
Direction of play
Project #9 Game Board
Square is 3m wide x 3m high
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