Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Alien Bank

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by Sherri Ragsdale, Plaid

Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Alien Bank

Save a little bit for a rainy day - and save a little bit of the environment at the same time - when you recycle a few things and make the Plaid FolkArt Mod Podge Alien Bank!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Clean the inside of coffee jug with soap and water. Dry completely.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Carefully cut a 1-1/4 inch x 1/4 inch slot for money using the craft knife in the front of the top of the bank. If needed, use the photo as a reference.
  • 5
    Cut the 3-1/2 inch ball in half. Hot glue the ball to the bottom of the jug (this will be the top of the alien's head).
  • 6
    To make the brain, take the end of small brush and make indentions in a squiggly pattern.
  • 7
    Paint everything Lime Green except for the lid. Take small round brush and paint the inside of the squiggly pattern on brain with Classic Green.
  • 8
    Download and print project template. Cut out eyes from Orange cardstock and cut a 1/8 inch x 2-5/8 inch strip from the Midnight cardstock for the mouth. Glue in place. Allow to dry and then cover the entire alien with Mod Podge.
  • 9
    Paint both 1-1/2 inch balls Pure Orange.
  • 10
    Cut two 9 inch pieces of wire. Wrap wire around a pencil to make a spring. Hot glue springs to the Pure Orange balls. Hot glue the other ends into the top of the brain.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lime Green 104770093 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Green 104107505
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Pure Orange 104107588 (2)
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer
  • Glue and Finish 16 oz. Gloss 104107940
  • Plastic Coffee Jug
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 3 inch 104183635
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 12 pc. 1-1/2 inch 104183627
  • Darice Craft Designer Copper Wire 26 gauge 30 yard Black 104540840
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Orange 104061369
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Midnight 104061345
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 3/4 104118914
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 3 104118922
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Newspaper
  • Pencil
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