DIY Tutorial: Figurine-ing It Out!

Enjoy an easy and stress-free afternoon of painting your own cute figurines.

The tutorial was created by Cody Elliott, the Adult/Teen programmer at our Newport Branch. If you have any questions about the tutorial, please email him at

Supplies Needed

  • Figurine
  • Paints (red, yellow, blue, green and white)
  • Paint brush
  • Cup of water
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plate

Step 1

Once you have your materials laid out, it is time to start painting. You may want to lay out paper towels or newspaper to keep your workspace clean.

Step 2

Every time you add a layer of paint, let it dry completely before adding another color. Wet paint will mix with wet paint and you may end up with a color you were not trying to achieve.

Step 3

To get even more creative, try mixing your colors to find a new shade to make your figure pop. The Take & Make kit provided you with the most basic primary colors. However, you might want to mix those colors for a more desired color, like purple or orange.

Here is a video where painter Vered Thalmeier shows you the best way to mix paints. You can use a paper plate to mix your colors together.

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