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Blackboard blocks

Teach your child to read and spell their name with these easy to make blackboard blocks.

Resene Toys and Games with Mark Rayner - Project 19

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Chalk, Clean cloth, Old wooden building blocks (or cubes of wood cut to 45mm), Paintbrush, Resene Blackboard Paint (Blue), Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene Snap, Resene Splat, Resene Super Duper and Resene Wet N Wild, Sandpaper, Small roller and paint tray

To get the look: Mark painted the background table with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Hullabaloo.

Other ideas: Combine Resene Blackboard Paint (Pink) with Resene Cabaret, Resene Deep Blush, Resene Geronimo and Resene Illusion.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the wooden blocks and wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the wooden blocks, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint five sides of the first block with two coats of Resene Splat, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint five sides of the second block with two coats of Resene Snap, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint five sides of the third block with two coats of Resene Super Duper, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint five sides of the fourth block with two coats of Resene Wet N Wild, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply two coats of Resene Blackboard Paint to the unpainted side of each block. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Write letters on the blackboard side of each block with chalk.

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