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Brilliant butterfly!

Transform a clothes peg and a piece of cardboard into a fabulous butterfly wall decoration with a little bit of help from Resene.

Brilliant butterfly - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 96

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Artists’ paint brushes, Heavy cardboard, Pencil, PVA glue, Resene Art Action Quick Dry, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Chaos, Resene Nero, and Resene Tangerine, Scissors, Wooden clothes peg

Top tip: Fix the butterfly to your bedroom wall with a small piece of Blu-Tack®.

Here's another idea: This stripy butterfly was decorated with Resene testpots of Resene Lima, Resene Nero and Resene Resolution Blue.

Children's art project
Brilliant butterfly!

Another idea- Another idea: Stripes

Step 1
Step one
Place the clothes peg on the cardboard and draw a pair of butterfly wings, as shown.
Step 2
Step two
Carefully cut out the butterfly wings and then cut a slot halfway down the centre of the wings, as shown, making sure it’s the same width as the clothes peg – you might need a grown-up to help you with this bit.
Step 3
Step three
Slide the clothes peg down the centre of the butterfly wings, fitting it into the slot and fixing with PVA glue. Allow the glue to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the butterfly and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the wings with two coats of Resene Tangerine, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint spots on the wings with two coats of Resene Chaos and paint the body of the butterfly with two coats of Resene Nero, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. How cool is that?

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