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Solar System Bulletin Board

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Skill Level: Intermediate
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FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Spouncer ® Stenciling Sponges - Small
Item #1533
An innovative stenciling sponge on a handle, Spouncer ® is great for pouncing, stippling or swirling. Perfect for fabric and any surface. Can be cleaned, re-used when wet.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Lemon, 2 oz.
Item #226
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 ® Neons - Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #2853
Add vibrant highlights and details to any project. FolkArt acrylic paints have been the choice of decorative painters for more than two decades. These easy-to-use colors boast a rich, creamy consistency with heavy pigmentation. They have the versatility and blending capability of oil paints with exceptional coverage. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral, and come in easy-to-squeeze bottles.

$2.29

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape
Item #34002
Holds stencil securely in place; will not damage background paint or stencil's delicate features.

$2.59

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

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Midnight, 2 oz.
Item #964
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 ® Glow-in-the-Dark, 8 oz.
Item #CS11279
Create Glowing Fun Projects! Add glowing effects to Halloween, science fair, children's décor and other projects with this fun new Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge. Multiple coats create a stronger glow. Expose decoupage projects to a light source to recharge the glow effect.

$7.99

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Other Supplies
2' X 3' bulletin board with frame
Color printout of the solar system at desired size
Goop Glue (or E-6000)
Small wood stars
Flat head thumb tacks
Natural ocean sponge
#1 script liner
Pencil
Foam brush

Instructions

  1. Paint cork surface with 2 smooth coats of Midnight using sponge brush to apply – let dry between coats.
  2. Use the stencil tape to tape around inside of frame. Paint frame Yellow Lemon. Let dry. Sponge over yellow frame with Pure Orange, letting some yellow show through. Remove and discard tape. Let frame dry.
  3. Paint wood stars Yellow Lemon. Let dry. Paint with 3 coats Mod Podge, letting dry between coats.
  4. Glue each star onto a flat head thumb tack using Goop Glue.
  5. Paint over planet printouts with Mod Podge. When dry, cut out carefully and set aside. Glue the ½ sun onto the left side of bulletin board as shown. With Spouncer, pounce a Yellow Lemon ring around the sun. Pounce a Pure Orange ring around the yellow one.
  6. With a pencil, draw the largest arc around sun starting lines approximately 1” inside top and bottom edge of frame.
  7. Continue drawing smaller arcs until you have a total of 8 orbital paths.
  8. Use script liner to apply Neon Yellow paint over pencil lines. Let dry.
  9. Using Spouncer and Mod Podge, glue each planet onto its proper orbital path position. Paint Mod Podge over top of all planets. Use several coats, drying in between to increase the time planets' glow in dark. Attach names for each if desired.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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