Plaid Apple Barrel Butterfly Canvas

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by Kindra Boroff, Plaid

Plaid Apple Barrel Butterfly Canvas

Kids will love making the Plaid Apple Barrel Butterfly Canvas with their footprints.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Mix water to each paint listed individually in paper cups.
  • 3
    Use a pencil to lightly draw four sections (the sections don't have to be equal) onto each canvas. Brush the water-downed paint to the canvas and spray with water from the spray bottle. One section on one canvas should be Tropical Blue; another, Green Clover; another, Fuschia and the last one should be Apricot. Moving onto the second canvas, repeat this step, making one section Apricot, another section Fuschia, another Tropical Blue and the last, Green Clover. Allow the paint to blend slightly on the canvases to create a tie dyed look.
  • 4
    Paint the bottom of your child’s feet with Black and press on the canvas to create a butterfly. Make sure you leave enough space between their feet on the canvas so you can draw and paint the interior of the butterfly's thorax and abdomen with the flat brush and Black. Don't forget to give your butterfly a face and antennae!
  • 5
    Paint the bodies Black. Dip handles of paintbrushes into paints you used earlier. Add accents to the butterflies with the liner brush and White.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Art Supply Enterprises Canvas Premier 8 inch x 10 inch 104134581 (2)
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Fuschia 104107330 (2)
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Banana 104107333 (2)
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Tropical Blue 104770059 (2)
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. White 104107351
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black 104107352 (2)
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Green Clover 104770127 (2)
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Apricot 104107414 (2)
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Liner Size 1 104118916
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 4 104118909
  • Spray Bottle
  • Paper Cups (6)