is officially in the air, however we here in Atlanta are experiencing some
winter like temperatures. So to stay in a warmer spirit we wanted to share
these adorable spring butterfly buddies with you. Trenice Bishop, a talented
freelance designer, created this buddies using Mod Podge and Apple Barrel. This
would make a great school project to do in an arts and crafts class, or as an
after school project. Below are a full list of supplies you will need to make
these buddies, along with their instructions. Happy crafting!
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint –
20216 Fuchsia, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – 20662 Black, Apple Barrel Acrylic
Paint - 20247 Caribbean, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – 20764 Apricot, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – 21176 Grape Jam,
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – 20516 Ivory, Mod Podge
Toilet paper rolls, Paintbrushes,
Scissors, Water bowl, 4 Sheets of card stock, Hot glue gun, Wiggle eyes, Pipe
Paint a thin
layer of Mod Podge to one side of each piece of card stock. Let dry
Paint the toilet
paper rolls with Apricot, Caribbean, Fuchsia and Grape Jam and let dry. Add a second coat for better coverage. When dry add a “V” shaped mouth with Black
paint and set aside.
When the Mod
Podge has dried on the card stock, paint the other sides with Apricot,
Caribbean, Fuchsia and Grape Jam. Let dry.
When paint is
completely dry on toilet paper rolls, add a layer of ModPodge to seal and let
Fold dry card
stock in half and cut desired shapes for “wings.”
as desired. When “wings are dry seal painted side with Mod Podge.
Hot glue toilet
paper rolls to dry wings. Add wiggle eyes with hot glue.
Cut pipe cleaners
and bend into “V” shape for antenna. Secure with hot glue.
sure to cut wing sizes down so these beautiful butterflies can stand on their