Hands On Crafts for Kids
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By Tammie Wilson
For Delta Technical Coatings, Inc.


Main supplies:

  • 2 Bricks
  • Delta Ceramcoat® acrylic paint – leaf green, blue mist, light ivory,
    crocus yellow, periwinkle blue, bright red, black
  • Delta Stencil Mania™ Bugged
  • Delta Stencil Magic® Stencil adhesive spray
  • Delta Stencil Magic® Stencil brushes – 1/8” and ¼”

    Basics supplies:

  • 1” Foam brush
  • Small sea sponge
  • Toothpick or pencil
  • Paper plate

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


Note: for best results, please take a moment to review the directions on all product packaging before beginning your project

1. Using the 1” foam brush apply two smooth even coats of light ivory paint to each brick. Let dry.
2. Pour a small puddle of blue mist and leaf green paint on a paper plate. Dampen a sea sponge and dip into the blue paint. Dab excess paint off on the paper plate. Using a pouncing motion lightly apply color to the upper 2/3’s of each brick. Repeat this process using the green paint on the lower 1/3 section of each brick. (refer to photo) Let dry.
3. Following the directions on the packaging mist the back of the stencil with stencil adhesive spray. Position the ladybug portion of stencil on one brick. Using the stencil brushes apply red paint to the ladybug wings and black paint to the body, head and antennae. Reposition the stencil to add the black dots on the wings.
4. The bee is completed in the same manner using black and crocus yellow paint. The butterfly is done in leaf green, periwinkle blue, and crocus yellow.
5. If you wish to add eyes dip the handle end of the ¼” brush into light ivory and dot in eyes. Let dry. Then using the handle end of the 1/8” brush add a dot of black on top of the light ivory dots. Finally add an even smaller dot of light ivory on top of the black dots using the toothpick. Also, use the toothpick or pencil to add a little smile line with black paint.

Tip: When stenciling, be sure and dab off excess paint from the stencil brushes before applying paint to the stencil. That way you’ll avoid having the paint seep under the stencil. Then apply paint to the stencil using a light pouncing motion.


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