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The creative kids from the butterfly room at minerva house preschool got messy with Resene paints creating a wise owl to watch over their favourite play area.

Painting a blackboard owl for the playground

Everyone got their hands dirty creating this fabulous work of art that doubles as an outdoor blackboard for the kids to draw on and practise writing their letters. Deciding on the owl design, the teachers put out the call to families to donate a suitable piece of timber to use. Harley’s Dad, Mike, came through with a large sheet of ply, and Bailey from The Sign Ace cut out the design.

The children were each given a turn to apply the primer and base coats, and then they donned their smocks and used their brushes to splatter the bright colours. That was everyone’s favourite bit!

Materials used

Because the owl will be living outside, the kids first painted their sheet of plywood using Resene Lumbersider waterborne low sheen paint so their work of art will last the distance in the winter weather.

Paint primer on the owl shape

Painting splatters on the owl

Painting spatters on the owl

Painting splatters on the owl

Painting blackboard paint

Painting blackboard paint

Well done, Minerva House kids (and grown-ups). Your owl looks fantastic.


Resene Rose Gold

Resene Extraterrestrial

Resene Blackboard Paint

Winter, 2021

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