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Halloween Glow in the Dark Cupcake

Trick your guests with this Halloween Glow in the Dark Cupcake fake treat. Use styrofoam and glow paint to make your guests do a double take on your dessert table.

At a Glance:

#2719 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:


FolkArt ® One Stroke™ Brushes - Flat, #12 - 1058

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lavender, 2 oz. - 410

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz. - 938

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
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Other Supplies

#1 Script liner, Clay pot, STYROFOAM™ ball to fit pot, White craft glue, Plastic spider, Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters


  1. Basecoat clay pot Lavender. Let dry.
  2. Glue Styrofoam ball into clay pot. Paint random Licorice dots on clay pot using large Dauber from the Detail Painter set.
  3. Using Liner brush, paint 8 bent legs on each Licorice dot. Refer to picture. Paint Glow-In-The-Dark Texture Paint all over Styrofoam ball.
  4. Attach Spider with white craft glue to top of cupcake.

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