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Llama Valentine Box DIY

This quirky llama DIY Valentine Box idea will be the talk of your child's classroom.

At a Glance:

Project #15001 Skill Level: Beginner

This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo
  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors Acrylic Paint 16 Color Set - PROMOABIII

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Mega Glitter - Gold, 8 oz. - CS17292

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Mega Glitter - Silver, 8 oz. - CS17293

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz. - CS11201

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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Mod Podge ® Foam Brush Set, 4 pc. - 24959

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
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Other Supplies

  • Small paint brush
  • Tissue box
  • Small yogurt cup
  • 2 Toilet paper rolls
  • Multi-color yarn
  • Pom-pom
  • 2 Small pieces of poster board
  • Scissors
  • Low temp glue gun
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels

instructions

  1. Clean the oatmeal container and yogurt cup.
  2. Flip the oatmeal container over. Tape the yogurt container on the front of the container to create a muzzle.
  3. Cut the toilet paper roll in half and cut ear shapes. Hot glue to the top of the oatmeal container.
  4. Cut an opening in the back of the container to accept valentines.
  5. Paint the entire prepared llama head White. Let dry.
  6. Paint inside the ears Bright Magenta to Bright Pink. Let dry.
  7. Apply three coats of Mega Glitter over the yogurt cup letting dry in between coats.
  8. Coat the head of the llama in sections and apply cotton balls. Let dry.
  9. Paint the llama eyelashes in color of your choice on the poster board. Let dry. Cut out.
  10. Hot glue pom-pom nose, pom-pom fringe and eyelashes in place. See project photo for placement.
  11. Make two tassels and attach to ears.
  12. Print out downloadable art and make valentines to share!

resources

Related Videos

Learn more about Apple Barrel Craft Paint!

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Learn about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint

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Find out more about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint by watching this video!

Learn about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint

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Find out more about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint by watching this video.

Related Resources

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Learn how to use Apple Barrel Paints!

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Related FAQs

No, FolkArt® Shinys are not the same as Apple Barrel Gloss. FolkArt® Shinys were developed to have a higher gloss finish than Apple Barrel Gloss. Also, FolkArt® Shinys are color matched to the corresponding FolkArt® Acrylic Color and have the same high pigment load and intense color.
Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, you can use both FolkArt 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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