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Hardware Store Racing Airplanes

Crafter's Acrylic®

Hardware Store Racing Airplanes
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Hardware Store Racing Airplanes

Hardware Store Racing Airplanes

designed by Jessica Alea

Build and decorate a fleet of airplanes as a kid's craft or Christmas gift, using Crafter's Acrylics®.

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Crafter's Acrylic®

  • Black (DCA47)
  • Bright Yellow (DCA49)
  • Christmas Red (DCA20)
  • Holiday Green (DCA104)
  • Truly Blue (DCA79)
  • White (DCA01)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • hammer
  • paintbrushes
  • screw driver
  • all-purpose glue (wood glue or hot glue )
  • wooden airplane (3)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Lightly sand the surfaces of the airplane parts. Assemble the airplanes according to the manufacturer's instructions.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Mix (1) part Christmas Red with (1) part Truly Blue to make purple. Paint one plane purple. Paint the other Holiday Green and the other Christmas Red. Allow to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Add patterns such as checkers, circles, and stripes according to preference and in colors of choice. (See photo.)
    Step 2 Example