Okay, one more because they are just too charming!
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I don’t plan on having a second wedding anytime soon so I thought I’d throw a honey themed 3rd birthday party for my twins. It works perfectly for boys and girls…and I have one of each.
What you will need is listed above but here are the specific colors and products used:
DecoArt Magikote (Love the stuff. I don’t think I’ll ever paint Styrofoam again without it. Makes such a difference!)
DecoArt Americana Paint in Bittersweet Chocolate
DecoArt Americana Paint in Snow White
DecoArt American Paint in Pineapple
1.5″ Styrofoam ball
First, coat your styrofoam ball with 2-3 coats of Magikote and let dry. It takes a few hours and will look a bit plastered like this afterward…
*Shake your Magikote bottle very well before you paint! The paper gesso settles to the bottom and if you don’t mix well, it will be too runny. It should go around rather thick. Ask me how I know.
Next, paint the entire ball with the Pineapple yellow paint. Let dry. (Or use a blow dryer to speed up the process.)
Paint your Bittersweet Chocolate brown stripes and face. (Sorry for no photo here!)
Once dry, just push you twig pieces into the styrofoam ball. I added two twigs for wings and one for the stinger.
Use hot glue to apply the burlap to the wing twigs, the jute mouth, and button eyes.
(I already had one eye glued on before I remembered to snap the photo below!)
I decided to use my little bee as a pencil topper…
My baby girl didn’t waste any time giving Mr. Bee a smooch and flying lesson! KID APPROVED.
Here are a few more shots of the finished bee.
I had so much fun making this rustic little fella only to have my nine year-old say, “Nice bunny mom.” Ha!
Thanks for reading.
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(Come August, you’ll be seeing a bunch more honey themed projects!)