Paper Mario: Color Splash is bright, colorful, and adorable, including its new original character, Huey. Create your own paint can with personality with this quick Nintendo-themed craft.
Bonus: You get to bust out the power tools!
What You Need
- Quart paint can (found at hardware stores)
- Thin silver wire
- Two oblong wooden beads
- Wire cutter
- Power drill with 1/8″ metal bit
- Black duck tape (approx. 2″ width)
- White paint marker
- Hot glue gun
Most small paint cans sold at hardware stores don’t come with a handle, so you’ll have to make one if you’re a stickler for accuracy. Begin by using the drill to make two small holes in either side of the can, about a centimeter below the top.
Cut the thin silver wire to approximately 9″ in length. Thread the two wooden beads on to the wire.
Add a dab of hot glue to the middle of the wire, and slide the beads over it to hold them into place.
Next, bend the ends of the wire into right angles facing inward, and slide the ends into the holes you drilled.
Bend the wires inside the can (curl the ends around, if you can) so that the handle doesn’t slide out of the holes.
Cut a piece of duck tape approximately 5″ in length.
Stick the tape to the middle of the can, about two inches from the top. It’s easy to remove and try again if it’s crooked or not centered between the holes you drilled.
Use the white paint marker to make Huey’s two eyes in the middle of the tape. (Again, if you mess up on the placement, simply remove the tape and cut another piece to try again.)
Let the paint marker dry, and your Paper Mario: Color Splash pencil tin is complete!