Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How To Turn a Squirt Gun into a Cool Prop

Project Level: 2 (requires minimal painting skills)

This is a fun project that only takes an hour or two (mostly paint drying time). It is pretty inexpensive. You need a plastic toy squirt gun and these supplies:

Supplies: squirt gun, sand paper, silver acrylic paint, black spray enamel, clear gloss, Krylon Fusion hammered finish.

The first step is to sand any imperfections off your squirt gun (we sanded the "made in china" off of ours). The sanding will also give your paint a better surface to stick to. The Krylon Fusion paint was special for plastic and so we didn't actually need to sand the guns.

Then you spray paint the gun with a base coat of the Krylon spray paint. Try to spray evenly in big strokes to prevent the build up of spray paint.

After the first coat of paint is dry you can start adding details with the other paint colors.

I added some resistors and microchips using some sculpey to hide the "splash" logo on mine, and also added blood spatters. Try brushing around the edges and handle of the gun lightly with a copper or gold color to make it look worn.

Yay, awesome guns!


Edward Ott said...

that is great and as i have been making some fun home movies with the kids in the yard just what i needed.

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