Your little ones will love helping you paint a ladybug family made from retired bowling balls. This project is quick enough for short attention spans and easy enough for novice crafters.
Step 1: Prime and Paint
Step 2: Make a Stencil
Step 3: Add Antannae
How About a Friend?
Courtesy of Birds & Blooms
Prime and paint the bowling ball. (We used three
coats of red paint.) After the paint is completely dry, apply
tape in the desired pattern. Stipple on black paint with
a stenciling brush or sponge for texture.
Make your own stencil by cutting circles from two pieces of painter’s tape positioned to get the necessary width. (We used 2 1/2-in.- and 1 3/4-in.-diameter dots.) Stipple the dots. After paint dries, remove the tape. Paint the wooden beads any color you like and let them dry.
Fill the thumb-hole with black caulk. Set in two antennae made from copper wire with wooden beads affixed to the top. You may need to prop them up so they don’t droop while drying for 24 hours.
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