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Cardboard Butterflies

Decorate your space with the bright, vivid colors of these beautiful butterflies! This is a great family craft to do together on a warm summer evening in the backyard.

At a Glance:

Project #16030 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Tropic Orange, 2 oz. - 21341

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Magenta, 2 oz. - 20591

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Grape Jam, 2 oz. - 21176

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Lilac Mist, 2 oz. - 21388

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Lime Tree, 2 oz. - 21476

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Caterpillar, 2 oz. - 21342

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Blue Bonnet, 2 oz. - 21485

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Key West, 2 oz. - 21481

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Tuscan Teal, 2 oz. - 21887

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Laguna, 2 oz. - 20562

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Cameo Pink, 2 oz. - 21464

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Optional: -Butterfly Template/Printed Picture

instructions

  1. Draw/trace one wing of your butterfly onto your cardboard and cut it out. Trace that wing on your cardboard again and cut the second wing out. If you’re drawing the wing, It’s helpful to have a printed picture of a butterfly by your workspace for reference.
  2. Draw/trace the body of your butterfly onto cardboard and cut it out.
  3. Use your favorite Apple Barrel paint colors to paint patterns and designs onto your cardboard butterfly wings and body- the more symmetrical the patterns are, the better it looks! Let the paint dry.
  4. Hot glue your wings onto the body of your butterfly.

resources

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Related FAQs

Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, Apple Barrel Paints are perfect for school projects – they are the best paint on the market to paint on Styrofoam! Apple Barrel Paints are also perfect for “mom and me” projects or for the general basic crafter.
Yes, you can use Apple Barrel paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
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