The idea is the opportunity for people go into the stores and swap food cans (including pet food) for tester pots of paint which come in a variety of colours.
In learning about this, we took with us 7 cans (the maximum for each family) and dropped it off to the Manukau branch and picked up 7 test pots of pastel water based paints.
I think the best part of it was in choosing the colours, apart from the fact that the cans were going to an important cause and there were a couple of families who did the same.
The colours we chose were for a project that we had discussed at the beginning of the year of re-painting a dolls house that I had bought over 15+ years ago complete with furnishings and dolls that we had bought over the years. Now it will be getting a new lease of life and painting over the white coat that it has had for years.
So if you are considering to start a small painting project that could do with a few pots of tester paints then why not check out the website on: www.resene.co.nz and give to an important cause with a swap of food cans. It could bring a little more colour into your life...