I Love You Mom, Glitter Painting
Use glitter to create a colorful painting of a Butterfly. Frame and give as a gift for Mother's Day or just because mom's special.
- Paint Brushes Triangle Handle
- Glitter Glue Basic Colors
- White Card Stock
- Scrap paper
- Craft glue in a small dish
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
Draw your butterfly template or download our design by clicking the “template” button and print onto card stock. Use a pencil to lightly label the colors you want to use in your painting. For example, lightly write a “Y” where you want to add the yellow Glitter or “P” where you want to add pink Glitter.
Use a Paint Brush to brush glue onto one area of the butterfly. We started with the outer edge on one half of the butterfly. Tip: be sure to apply lots of glue and make sure the glue gets around all the edges. It’s okay if the glitter goes over the edges a little.
Sprinkle the Glitter over the glued area. You can apply lots of glitter to make sure that everything is covered.
Shake the excess glitter off the card- stock onto your scrap paper.
Fold the scrap paper to make a funnel, and gently shake the glitter back into the container. Tip: you might have areas where the glitter didn’t stick. You can touch up these areas with the glue and reapply the glitter.
Repeat Steps 3-6 to cover all areas of your butterfly painting and set aside to dry.
Use Glitter Glue to outline the butterfly, the antennas and the words. The Glitter Glue will create a nice finish to the picture and will cover any gaps or uneven that you had in the Glitter. Once dry, put in a frame or give to mom as a gift! To see this technique in action, watch our video tutorial!