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Clay Pot Bumble Bees

Creating these sweet little bumble bees is easy to do and fun to display.

At a Glance:

#5300 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Hologram, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pink, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Yellow, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
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instructions

Other Supplies

Ashland™ clay pots 2” and 3”, Floracraft® foam balls 2” - 1 ½” – 1”, Light colored burlap, Scissors, Wire, Wire cutters, Twine, Dowel rods 1/8”, Small wooden beads, Hot glue gun or craft glue, Flat brush ¼”, Stencil brush 1/8”, Liner brush #1, Brush basin, Paper towels, Foam plates

Instructions

  1. Paint body of clay pots Medium Yellow. Using flat brush, paint bands of Licorice at bottom end of pot, rim and inside. 
  2. Apply several coats of Hologram to Licorice painted areas. 
  3. Brush Mod Podge onto piece of burlap until saturated and hang to dry. 
  4. Paint foam balls Wicker White. 
  5. Lightly stencil Pink onto balls for cheeks. Create eyes by dipping opposite end of paint brush in Licorice and apply dots. Let dry, repeat making dots with Wicker White. Let dry then add a small dot of Licorice to finish eye. Paint smile with liner brush. 
  6. Cut lengths of wire and curl at ends. Insert into heads with glue or hot glue. 
  7. Cut tear drop shapes from burlap for wings. Glue or hot glue to pots as shown. 
  8. For hanging bees, before attaching head, cut a length of twine and thread one end through wood bead. Secure with knot. Thread other end through hole inside pot. Secure bead with glue. Thread other end through a second bead. Slide bead up twine until it reaches about middle of pot between wings. Secure with glue. 
  9. Hot glue or glue head to end of pot. 
  10. For standing bees, cut four lengths of dowel rod, making sure two of them are shorter. Paint Licorice. 
  11. Cut two 1” foam balls in half and paint Licorice. Glue or hot glue two to rim off pot and two at small end of pot. Insert longer lengths of dowel rods into foam at small end of pot. Glue smaller lengths into foam on rim. 
Tip: Personalize bees on yellow band for party favors.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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