August 23, 2012
These easy to make pencil toppers will bring a smile to any child on their first day back to school. Designed by Plaid Designer, Julie Lewis…the use of simple, kid friendly supplies and bright Apple Barrel® paint makes crafting fun. Here is what you will need to get started:
Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint – 20502 Yellow, 20504 Black, 21339 Pretty in Pink, Plaid® 8 x 10 Stencil Pack – 28669, Two 1 ½” Styrofoam Balls, Hole Punch, Glue, Pencil, Scalloped Pinking Shears, Scissors, 2mm Foam Sheets – white/pink/green, Wiggle Eyes, Dauber, Flat Brush – 1”, ¼”, #1 Liner Brush or Ultra Fine Black Marker, andPom Poms – Large Black, Medium Red and Small Black
Gather your supplies.
Insert end of small paintbrush in Styrofoam balls and paint both Yellow. Set aside and let dry.
Using ¼” flat brush, paint Black bands around one ball to make your bumble bee.
Use dauber to apply pink cheeks on other ball for daisy.
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February 28, 2011
It’s still winter in so many parts of the world, but my mind is already moving towards spring and summer projects. I was surfing the other day for some cool ideas and found this whimsical painted fruit by Sara at Creative Jewish Mom. Sara says it will “make them smile” and it definitely did me! It’s such a fun litttle basket, and you can freestyle it – no professional skills required. Go here for the full entry and to see what Sara used to make the fruit.
Tip - The fruit is actually Styrofoam! Our best paint for Styrofoam is Apple Barrel. It gives great coverage.
May 19, 2010
Did you know that Apple Barrel paints VERY WELL onto Styrofoam? The two are like peas and carrots! Here are just a few examples of the fun projects that you can make with Styrofoam and Apple Barrel paint.
Now it’s your turn! Show us your best Styrofoam crafting projects using Apple Barrel paint – just submit a photo for a chance to win one of three prizes. There are two categories, children and adults. Learn more about the contest here, and remember, we need your project photo by August 1st!!