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Alien Bank

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lime Green, 2 oz.
Item #2553
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Classic Green, 2 oz.
Item #2554
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #628
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 16 oz.
Item #CS11202
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$10.39

Other Supplies
Plastic coffee jug
3½" Styrofoam™ ball
2 - 1½" Styrofoam™ ball
18" wire
Orange paper
Black paper
Scissors
¾" flat brush
Small round brush
Hot glue
Craft knife (used by adult)
Newspaper
Knife

Instructions

  1. Clean the inside of coffee jug with soap and water.
  2. Cut or tear newspaper into small pieces. Glue them to the jug with Mod Podge. Do not glue any paper to the rim to assure that the lid will fit back onto the jug. Allow to dry.
  3. Ask an adult to cut a 1¼" x ¼" slot for money using the craft knife in the front of the top of the bank as shown in photo.
  4. Ask an adult to cut the large Styrofoam™ ball in half.
  5. Hot glue the Styrofoam™ ball to the bottom of the jug (top of head).
  6. To make brain, take the end of small brush and make indentions in a squiggly pattern.
  7. Paint everything Lime Green except for the lid. Allow to dry. Take small round brush and paint the inside of the squiggly pattern on brain with Classic Green.
  8. Cut out eyes from orange paper using pattern provided and cut a 1/8" x 2 5/8" strip from the black paper for the mouth. Glue in place. Allow to dry and then cover the entire alien with Mod Podge. 
  9. Paint 1½" styrofoam balls Pure Orange. Allow to dry.
  10. Wrap wire around a pencil to make a spring. Hot glue springs to the orange balls. Hot glue the other ends into the top of the brain.
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