Painted Ducks at Miaoli Sanyu Duck DIY

Our painted artwork
Our painted artwork

We had fun trying out different types of crafts during the December holidays. One activity which the kids and I tried was painting on wood.

The color mixing chart
The color mixing chart

Ducks and woodwork are the main attraction in Miaoli.    We were taken to a Duck DIY workshop during one of the day trips in Miaoli, Taiwan.

The equipment we were given
The equipment we were given

Each of us chose the wooden item which we would like to paint on.

Tiger girl chose the horse above to paint. We were give a pallet , blotting paper and paint brush and were off to do our painting.

Painting the base coat on the horse
Painting the base coat on the horse

Painting a wooden figurine was not as easy as we thought. It requires several coats of paint and drying in between to get the perfect finish.

Doggie boy painting his chosen Duck shaped tray
Doggie boy painting his chosen Duck shaped tray

We were given pots of colored paint which had their consistency pre-mixed. The kids were to scoop out the amounts that they require to put on their palettes and mix the colors if needed.

The kids seated at the table
The kids seated at the table

The workshop was held in a traditional looking classroom with wooden benches and tables.

The kids had to use the hairdryer to dry their wooden statues after each new coat of paint has been added on. This is to ensure that the statue would have a smooth finish when  it goes through the furnace in the end.

It took about 2 hours before their masterpieces were completed and ready for the furnace.

Ice cream treat for the kids
Ice cream treat for the kids

There is time for ice-cream anytime while on holidays.  The kids enjoyed their flower shaped ice-cream  after they completed their crafts.

Have you painted on wood before?

 

Sanyi Duck DIY

No. 176, Chonghe Road, Sanyi Township, Miaoli County

Phone : +88637872076

Price : Free to visit DIY from $200NT
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26 thoughts on “Painted Ducks at Miaoli Sanyu Duck DIY”

  1. Yes and no. We tried painting wood with acrylic which is pretty easy. It does not require layers of paint and does not go through a furnace. It’s very different from what you have blogged. Yours is a more professional finished look. Great job! Do you have any idea what kind of paint is being used?

  2. Very artsy!! 🙂 I tried painting my room and it’s wood. Does it count? 😀 😀 😀 My artistic self is somehow tainted. 🙁

  3. Painting is one activity that all kids enjoy and it’s really fun to do it with them as well! What an awesome experience this was for you and your family!

  4. It looks like a wonderful project! I didn’t know that you could fire wooden objects. I always thought the furnace was for pottery. How interesting! I hope you share photos of the end results! Happy 2016 to you and your family!

  5. Yes. I tried wood painting and it’s true that it requires layers of paint after several minutes if drying, painting and drying again. Time consuming though, but the result is worth it.

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