Pots of Fun for Everyone Ladybug, Butterfly and Bumble Bee

Back to category
by Linda Valentino, Pots of Fun

Pots of Fun for Everyone Ladybug, Butterfly and Bumble Bee

The Pots of Fun for Everyone Ladybug, Butterfly and Bumble Bee are as cute as a bug in a rug! Make one or make all three! And if you want, these can make great candy dishes!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time. If you are not making all of the pots shown in the photo, then you will need to adjust the amount of supplies necessary for completing this project. Download and print project template if you need assistance in creating the designs.
  • 2
    Ladybug: Paint one of the 3 inch pots Lipstick. Evenly space Black Tie dots around pot. Trace and cut two wings on Black foam. Attach wings to back of pot. See photo for reference. Use Black marker to draw facial expression and eyes. Cut two pieces of wire that are approximately 4 inch each. Wrap each piece around a pencil so that it curls, then remove from pencil. Attach to pot as shown in photo.
  • 3
    Butterfly: Paint one of the 3 inch pots Blue Bird. Trace and cut large two wings from Purple foam. Then cut smaller wings (ones that are teardrop shaped) on Yellow and Light Pink foam and attach to Purple wings. Attach wings to pot. See photo for reference. Outline all wing pieces with Black marker. Use the same marker to draw facial expression and eyes. Optional: add blush to cheeks. Cut two pieces of wire that are approximately 4 inch each. Wrap each piece around a pencil so that it curls, then remove from pencil. Attach to pot as shown in photo.
  • 4
    Bumble Bee: Paint one of the 3 inch pots School Bus Yellow. Use Black marker to draw 5 rows of lines around the pot. Trace and cut two wings from White foam. Then trace and cut two smaller wing pieces from Yellow and Light Pink. Outline wings with Black marker. Use the same marker to draw facial expression and eyes. Optional: add blush to cheeks. Cut two pieces of wire that are approximately 4 inch each. Wrap each piece around a pencil so that it curls, then remove from pencil. Attach to pot as shown in photo.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 3 inch 104186521 (3)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lipstick 104770367 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Blue Bird 104770405 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. School Bus 104770385 (2)
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 6 104118924
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104258586
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Purple 104258593
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Yellow 104258590
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Light Pink 104258595
  • Nicole™ Crafts Copper Wire Black 18 gauge 3 yard 104179257
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • E6000 MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 7 oz. 104148182
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Water Container for Rinsing Brushes
  • Blush (optional - see steps 3 and 4)
  • Small Candies (optional - if using as candy dish)
Download Project Template