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by Tracia Williams



You will need:

  • Vinyl flooring - 6' x 2'
  • 8 1/2" x 11" heavy paper
  • Acrylic paint - ivory, lavender, blue, pink, yellow, black, green
  • Varnish
  • Pencil
  • Large flat paint brush
  • Sponge
  • Assorted rocks
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Yard stick
  • Design stamps
  • Black permanent marker



1. Paint the wrong side of the vinyl flooring ivory. Let dry.

2. Measure a 2" border around the outer edge of the vinyl, marking lightly with pencil. Using the piece of paper as a pattern, lay the paper against the border at bottom right side. Draw around it to create the first rectangle. Place paper next to this rectangle then draw the second. Fold the paper in half lengthwise, to find the center. Open it back up then matching the center fold to the line where the two previous rectangles meet, draw the third rectangle.Move the paper back to the right side, above the third square and draw the forth square. Move it to the left side of this square and draw the fifth square. Repeat these steps until you have nine squares on the vinyl flooring.

3. Draw the top dome with the pencil for the number ten space.


4. Using a sponge or flat brush, paint the rectangles 3, 6 and 9 lavender; 2, 4 and 8 green and 1, 5 and 7 blue. To make painting easier, place tape around each side of the rectangle you are painting. Paint the dome blue.

5. Dip sponge into paint color of your choice and apply paint to the design stamps. Randomly stamp bugs on and around squares. Dip pencil eraser into paint to apply dots to your design. Let all paint dry.

6. Apply varnish with a large flat paint brush. Let dry.

7. Using a black permanent marker, add wavy outlines to squares and lines on and around designs. Add numbers to center of squares.

8. Paint rocks assorted colors. Let dry. Add dots and designs to rocks with contrasting paint. Let dry and varnish.


Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Interior/Exterior Satin Varnish, Paintability™ Bugs Design Applications; Sakura of America Permapaque™ Marker; Fiskar® Scissors



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