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Garden Party Caterpillar

Craft a happy little caterpillar with a fancy hat for a fun addition to any party. Create a crafty evening of fun painting and constructing this whimsical summer caterpillar.

At a Glance:

#5310 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Stencils Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pink, 2 oz. - 413

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Patina, 2 oz. - 444

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Yellow, 2 oz. - 455

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz. - 503

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz. - 524

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz. - 938

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

Ashland™ clay pot 1 ½”, Floracraft® foam balls five at 2 ½”, Light colored burlap, Wire, Wire cutters, Black chenille stems, Hot glue gun or glue, Flat brush ½” – ¼”, Liner brush #1, Foam Spouncer® ¼”, Stencil brush ¼”, Paper towels, Brush basin, Foam plates, Scissors, Scalloped pinking shears, Ruler

Instructions

  1. Paint one foam ball each Patina, Medium Yellow, Calypso Sky, Yellow Citron and Pink. Let dry. 
  2. Brush Mod Podge onto burlap until saturated. Hang to dry. 
  3. Paint small clay pot with stripes in colors shown. 
  4. On Calypso Sky foam ball, stencil cheeks with Pink. Create Wicker White dots for eyes by dipping opposite end of brush in paint. Place Licorice dots inside white ones. Paint mouth in Licorice with liner brush. 
  5. Using hot glue gun or glue, connect balls as shown to create caterpillar body. Glue head a little higher. 
  6. Create Wicker White dots on each ball as shown with foam Spouncer to position legs. Let dry. 
  7. Cut eight lengths of chenille stems approximately 3” long. Bend in a z shape and loop one end over to create foot. Insert ends into white dots of each ball with glue. 
  8. Cut a circle from burlap with scalloped scissors. Cut between each scallop towards center to create petals. Glue to top of head. 
  9. Glue pot to head for hat. 
  10. Cut two lengths of wire and curl one end. Insert into head with glue as shown. 
Tip: Personalize clay pot hat with a name or phrase.

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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