WoodUbend Puffin Wall Plate

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Looking for some fun and easy ideas to do with the kids this summer holiday? We have you covered! Keep reading for 3 simple WoodUbend activity ideas!

 

For all these activities we recommend an adult to be always present. These activities are recommended for children over 6.

The school holidays are here, and the kids are so excited. But as a caregiver it can be hard work to keep them occupied! We have put together a list of 3 simple WoodUbend activities with easy-to-follow instructions that you can do together. WoodUbend is bendable wood and is so much fun to work with! Crafting with children is also a great way for them to play, learn and explore.

Idea 1: A WoodUbend Chalk Board!

Our WoodUbend chalk board!

Every family loves a chalk board!

You will need:

A WoodUbend trim. We used TR46

A WoodUbend moulding. We used WUB2460 ir WUB2093

A chalk-based paint. We used Dixie Belle Coffee Bean

A good quality wood glue, do not use PVA

Water to wipe away excess glue

A hair dryer

For the base of the chalk board, we took a discarded MDF board. But you can use any flat backed item for your chalkboard- even an old mirror! A square or rectangular surface is the easiest option. Please note, if you use glass or another slippery surface, we recommend priming this with a product like the Dixie Belle Slick Stick.

When using WoodUbend you must apply heat. For activities involving children we recommend heating it using a hair dryer as you have more control over the heat. To protect little hands, you can also ask your child to wear gloves during this step. The thinner the WoodUbend design, the quicker it heats up. Please keep this in mind when choosing your designs! See our whole range of designs here.

To make the chalk board:

Step 1: On your clean and primed surface, apply the WoodUbend trim to create an outline of your chalk board. We chose a circular design, but you can also outline the straight edges of your surface or bend it into a design of your choice! If you are new to WoodUbend, you can follow our 5 simple steps of application following this YouTube Video!

Step 2: Apply your decorative mouldings! We chose floral appliques. We bent this over the WoodUbend trim to create a more seamless finish. If you need to cut your trims, simply reheat them and tear them.

Check out our sea horse mouldings!
And our Peacocks!

Step 3: Paint!

Take your chalk paint and paint the inside of your chalk board. We recommend applying several layers of paint to ensure the longevity of the chalk board. Wait for the paint to dry or heat it using a hair dryer to speed up the process.

Sep 4: Decorate! You can add other paint colours to the outside of the chalk board. We chose a selection of neutral colours to blend the chalk board together, but any colour will do! Bright pink, blue, green, or even rainbow! Get creative!

See our TikTok tutorial čia.

Idea 2: A decorative WoodUbend wall hanging!

The Puffin Decorative Wall Plate

This is a fantastic idea for a simple gift or unique wall decoration.

You will need:

A Posh Chalk Decoupage: We used The Puffin dekupažo popierius

The Prabangus kreidos pigmento infuzorius

A WoodUbend trim: we used TR724

Colours to blend the decoupage: We used Posh Chalk Metallic Pigment Pastes in Juodoji anglis, White Titanium, ir Sidabrinis perlas

A good quality wood glue, do not use PVA

Water to wipe away excess glue

A hair dryer

For this wall decoration we reused the 3rd Generation packaging board of our trim. All 3rd Generation WoodUbend comes in protective packaging which can be reused for projects.

The 3rd Generation WoodUbend are our strongest and most flexible generation yet. The revolutionary designs are crisper and more detailed, and the footprint of the mouldings has been designed for better adhesion to surfaces with less glue expulsion in hard-to-reach areas. Also, due to its incomparable density, it holds its heat for longer. This gives the user more opportunity to position it before it cools!

We have a wide selection of limited-edition rice paper decoupage designs. See our whole range čia. Our decoupage comes in A1 and A3 sizes. However, you do not need to use the whole sheet of paper. You can select parts of the decoupage to create completely unique designs.

The Spaniel Decoupage
Exotic Parakeets Decoupage
The Puffin Decoupage

 

You should tear your decoupage to separate your desired element from the paper. To do this, use a wet paint brush to trace an outline of the element. Try not to use straight lines as this will affect how seamlessly it blends into paint! Once wet, simply pull the decoupage apart using your hands. The paper is surprisingly strong. Water helps to soften it to let you manipulate it easier.

Before you begin this project, you need to pre paint the surface white. Posh Chalk decoupage is slightly transparent, so it needs to be applied to a dry, white surface to maintain the brilliance of its colours.

Step 1: Apply the decoupage. Take your Prabangus kreidos pigmento infuzorius and a brush. Spread a layer across your desired surface. You do not want the layer to be too thin, as it will dry quickly and prevent you from moving the paper if there are bubbles. Place the decoupage down, and smooth it gently down using a dry brush. Coat it one more time in the Posh Chalk Pigment Infusor to seal and protect it. To speed up the drying process use a hair dryer.

Step 2: Apply the WoodUbend trims. Following our 5 steps of application, frame the decoupage using the trim. If you want seamless edges, follow our mitring tutorial. Please be aware that mitring the edges needs a craft knife and should be done by an adult.

 

Step 3: Blend! Take your paint and a paint brush and blend the decoupage into your surface!

This is an incredibly easy craft idea for anyone! It is also a great lesson for children to learn about colour theory and blending techniques.

Idea 3: A decorative WoodUbend toy box

This idea lets you design an innovative storage idea for toys, but it can also be used as a planter!

You will need:

An old drawer (check your local charity shops, or second-hand sites like Facebook Market Place)

A selection of WoodUbend mouldings. We used a bag of broken mouldings

Posh Chalk Metallic Pastes: We used Rudas Van Dyke ir 24K Gold.

Posh Chalk Metallic Pigment: We used Citrinų auksas

Prabangus kreidos pigmento infuzorius

A good quality wood glue, do not use PVA

Water to wipe away excess glue

A hair dryer

Step 1: Apply your WoodUbend mouldings following the 5 steps of application. You can tear and cut mouldings to fit them together like puzzle pieces! Make sure an adult is present if you decide to cut the mouldings. Make sure they are warm to cut and tear them easily!

Step 2: Apply the Posh Chalk Paste! We used our Posh Chalk Moulding Brush to get into all the cervices. This is a pointed tip brush. First, we applied the darkest colour, Brown Van Dyke before highlighting with 24K Gold.

Step 3: Apply the Metallic Pigments! Mixing pigments is great fun. Take a lolly pop stick or small spoon to scoop out the pigment into a pot. Then, pour small amounts of Posh Chalk Pigment Infusor onto it. It will turn into liquid gold before your eyes! You can mix it together using a paint brush until you achieve your desired consistency, adding more pigment for thickness, or more Pigment Infusor for a liquid consistency. Then, gently brush the pigment over the raised contours of the mouldings.

See our TikTok tutorial čia.

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There are endless designs that you can create with broken drawers. Here is a metallic planter we created using the WoodUbend trim TR0118.IE.

Another storage drawer made using WUBTR0118.IE, Posh Chalk Pigments Radiant Silver and Posh Chalk Metallic Paste Black Carbon.

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