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Recycled Cardboard Easel

Spend your winter holiday painting with your little ones by crafting this unique cardboard easel. Recycle all those boxes you get in the mail to create a fun activity for your kids!

At a Glance:

Project #15694 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Apricot, 2 oz. - 20764

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Sweet Potato, 2 oz. - 21381

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bimini Blue, 2 oz. - 21482

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - English Navy, 2 oz. - 20773

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • Large cardboard box
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Clothespins

instructions

  1. Disassemble the cardboard box and lay it flat on your work space.
  2. Cut a rectangle from the cardboard that is 30” x 15” or as large as you can make it. Fold the rectangle in half, long ways.
  3. Cut 2 strips of cardboard that are equal in size for the easel’s bracers.
  4. Using hot glue, adhere the cardboard trips to the bottom edges of your standing, folded cardboard and trim the excess. See project photo for reference.
  5. Using different width flat brushes, paint horizontal stripes on the front of the easel with Apricot, Tropic Orange, and Bimini Blue. Add details using a detail brush and English Navy.
  6. Paint 2 clothespins using Bimini Blue and let dry. Glue the to the top of the easel. See project photo for reference.

resources

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Learn about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint

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Related Resources

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Learn how to use Apple Barrel Paints!

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Related FAQs

No, FolkArt® Shinys are not the same as Apple Barrel Gloss. FolkArt® Shinys were developed to have a higher gloss finish than Apple Barrel Gloss. Also, FolkArt® Shinys are color matched to the corresponding FolkArt® Acrylic Color and have the same high pigment load and intense color.
Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, you can use both FolkArt paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
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