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Kids here's a great craft to help Dad keep track of his keys with this special Handprint Key Hook.
Walnut Hollow® #27670 Medium Basswood Country Round Alphabet Stencil and Stencil Brush Ball knob or small hook Five different colors of paint Other Supplies: foam brush, paper towel, sandpaper, spray varnish, tape
To prepare wood for painting, use sandpaper to lightly sand wood surface. Remove dust with paper towel.
Use a small foam brush to apply a thin coat of paint to a child’s hand. Press hand onto center of round being careful not to smudge when lifting off wood. Let dry.
Position first letter of stencil on wood. Tape in place. Use a stencil brush to paint stencil opening. (To stencil, place a small amount of paint on a paper plate. Dip brush into paint. Dab off excess paint on a paper towel to prevent paint from leaking under stencil. Tap brush onto stencil until desired result is achieved.) Continue with remaining letters. Let dry.
Attach a wooden knob or small hook to bottom of round to hold keys.
Apply 2-3 coats of spray varnish for a protective finish.