Owl hands on deck!

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.

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.

The Owl’s Tummy:
Resene FX Blackboard Paint

Basecoat:
Resene Half Black White

Background:
Resene Extraterrestrial

Splatters:
Resene Testpots in Resene Tree Frog, Resene Fountain Blue, Resene Wonderland, Resene Glamour Puss, Resene Poppy, Resene Daredevil, Resene Southern Cross and Resene Rose Gold.

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

For all your DIY projects, big or small, visit your nearest Resene ColorShop. resene.co.nz/colorshops