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47_Radioactive Space Invaders

30 Dec

Don’t believe those who claim to have seen alien life forms… this Radioactive Space Invaders are the real thing!

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

It will take you about 45 min to make a Radioactive Space Invader

You´ll need:

_To download and print this file: radioactive space invaders

_ A piece of A4 card for each Space invader you want to make. (You could recycle a cereal box or the back of a paper block for example)

_Cutter or scalpel and a cutting mat or a surface to cut on

_UHU glue

_Pencil

_Black felt tip pen or fine liner

_Glow in the dark paint

_A thin paint brush

How to make a Space Invader:

1. Download and print the file above. If your printer can take card, you can print directly on it; otherwise, print on a regular sheet of paper and stick the print on the card.

2. Using your cutter or scalpel, cut the edges of the print. The dotted lines on the drawing indicate where you’re supposed to score, that is pass the knife a few times without cutting all the way through. This will make it easier to fold all the sides to put your Space Invader together.

3. Fold the card over the dotted lines and glue it together using UHU glue.  Let the glue dry for a couple of minutes so that the Space Invader is sturdy enough for you to handle it.

4. Paint the whole thing with the glow in the dark paint. Let it dry. (Drying time varies depending on the paint you got; read the instructions on the label of your paint).

5. When the paint has dried up, use your pencil to draw a face and any details you like.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

6. When you are happy with your Space Invader, draw over the pencil with the fine liner or felt tip pen.

And that’s it! Turn the lights off and watch your Radioactive Space invader glow.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

If you’d like to see more detailed instructions on how to fold the space invader or if you’d like to download a slightly different character check this post.

Make lot’s of space invaders and hang them on string to make a Radioactive mobile… you could also draw a spaceship and paint it with glow in the dark paint and have a whole Radioactive fleet… what else can you do?

Use your imagination and have lots of Radioactive fun.

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42_Glow in the dark magnets

8 Dec

They look great with the lights on but even better when you turn them off.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Really quick and easy, this glow in the dark magnets will take you as long as it takes you to make some nice drawings and paint them… 15-30 minutes.

You´ll need:

_1 sheet of magnetic paper (try to get the thicker one, it works better)

_pencil and black marker or felt tip pen

_1 small pot of glow in the dark paint. You´ll find this at DIY shops, some paint shops and good art shops.

All you need to do is make some nice drawings on your magnet paper, paint them with glow in the dark paint and add some details with a black marker once the paint has dried up. Cut them, put them on the fridge, turn the lights off and see your magnets glow!

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Enjoy…