Kid’s DIY: day tent
Kid’s love somewhere to hide and seek. This day tent is a perfect fort for indoors or a place to retreat from the sun when playing outside. Here are the easy steps.
You will need: 4x 1.5m battens (drilled holes in each, one top and one bottom, to insert dowels), 3x 1.2m dowels, Resene roller and tray, 2x potatoes, knife, calico (1.5m length; 1m width), sewing kit, Resene testpots in your choice of colours: we used Resene Goldmine, Resene Frozen and Resene Smiles.
Top tip: Apply white paint stars and once dry apply two prints of Resene FX Nightlight glow in the dark over the top. This will give soft glowing stars that will slowly wane in brightness once the lights go out. Make sure you get a good amount of the white basecoat and the Resene FX Nightlight on the surface for the best glow effect.
Styling by Leigh Stockton, photography by Melanie Jenkins
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