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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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?
No. 176, Chonghe Road, Sanyi Township, Miaoli County
Phone : +88637872076