Spooky magnetic paint for Halloween

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Halloween is fast approaching, I can't believe it is that time of year already. Last year the girls and I made our first Halloween decorations at our local ceramic paint shop. This year we got creative.

We took some items from our recycling bin and covered them in tissue paper. We used a 50:50 mix of PVA glue and water to stick the paper onto the items. My youngest got a little carried away and just covered everything in glue but at least she had fun. As well as covering some items in paper we also turned some into spooky mummies ready for Halloween.

After the glue had dried we next took out our glue gun and I wrote some words on our items. Spooky words such as eyeballs, newts and poison.  

We waited for the glue to dry and then came the fun part, painting. Using our magnetic chalk board paint from Rust-Oleum, we covered each item in 3 coats. The paint only took 2 hours to dry between coats and the sticky paint was fun to apply. It is worth stirring the paint very well before you start in order to achieve good coverage.

We struggled a little to get the paint from our hands. Grandad had to use WD40 on our hand to get the paint off, which luckily worked. We left everything to dry.

The next day we got some chalk and rubbed it over the items to create a weathered/ageing effect. Our spooky pots were ready for Halloween. 

I even made the girls a tub to keep their chalk in using an old margarine tub and used the same principals as above.

The girls loved their spooky Halloween craft activity.

Our Rust-Oleum paint was provided for a review.  All words and opinions are my own. 

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