Apple Barrel® Happy Caterpillar

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by Plaid® Design Team

Apple Barrel® Happy Caterpillar

This incredibly creepy, crawly and cute project will worm its way into your "to do" list. The wide spectrum of paint, chenille stems and other supplies A.C. Moore offers will leave you as happy as the caterpillar.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use the flat brush to paint the Styrofoam balls Lime Sherbert, Key West, Spring Green, Turquoise and Nutmeg Brown. For a boy caterpillar, omit the wood flower, riboon and paint the body in a primary color palette.
  • 2
    Though the project time does include drying time, make sure any items you paint or glue are completely dry before proceeding.
  • 3
    Use the pouncer to paint dots in Bright Magenta where the legs will be.
  • 4
    Take the dry stencil brush and paint a very small amount of Bright Magenta for cheeks. Add eyes, nose and mouth using the Black marker.
  • 5
    Carefully remove the stem from the wood daisy shape. Paint wood daisy shape in Turquoise and Bright Magenta. Glue to top of head.
  • 6
    Cut eight, 1-1/2 inch pieces of Brown chenille stems to use as legs and antennae. Bend and curl pieces until achieve desired look. Glue into head and body sections.
  • 7
    Glue the Red and Black pom poms to the wood flower to create a ladybug. Tie Hot Pink ribbon in a bow and glue to neck.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lime Sherbert 104770003
  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Key West 104770005
  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Spring Green 104107394
  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Nutmeg Brown 104107362
  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Turquoise 104107327
  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bright Magenta 104107398
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Pouncer 3 pc. Mini 104110702
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm Brown 25 pc. 104277480
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2-1/2 inch (2) Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 1/4 inch x 36 inch 104146700
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Shape 5 inch Daisy 104140012
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stencil Brush Mini 104114469
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 12 104118907
  • Sharpie® Permanent Marker Fine Point Black 104128524
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 100 pc. 1/2 inch Red 104276838
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 100 pc. 1/4 inch Black 104276842
  • Offray® Spool O' Ribbon Hot Pink 104430746
  • Scissors