Some paint and/or glue may come in a bag instead of a cup. Dispense the paint or glue (“E” for Elmers or “MP” for Mod Podge) from the bag into the plastic cup BUT ONLY AS YOU NEED TO USE THE PAINT/GLUE (so they don’t dry out while you are doing other steps). Reference the instructions below for dispensing.
Over time, the components of the paint can separate – if you can see different colors in your paint, you will want to gently mix before dispensing. To mix – hold the bag upright and grasp the Ziplock to keep it closed while you “massage” the paint with your other hand.
Lay the bag flat in your hand, then pinch the corner to push the liquid back then snip the pinched corner off with scissors (pinching the liquid back keeps it from dripping out right after snipping the bag).
Squeeze the liquid out into the cup. Make sure to hold the Ziploc portion together firmly so it doesn’t pop open from back pressure. For some projects, other kit supplies may have come packed in your plastic cup. Remove those supplies and set them aside so you can use the cup.
Painting your Easter Crafts
Lay down a protective cover for your work surface. You’ll also want a jar of water and a paper towel so that you can rinse and dry your paint brush between paint colors.
Paint your Easter crafts. It works best to paint several thin layers rather than 1 thick layer.
Creating the carrot tuft
You should have a total of 12 strands of yarn, 6 for each carrot. Divide up the yarn so you have equal numbers of each color for each carrot.
Lay one piece of the yarn so that it’s pointing up and down (it doesn’t matter which color it is). Lay the other 5 pieces of yarn in a bundle across the center so they are pointing left and right.
Take the piece of yarn that is pointing up and down and tie a knot (pull it real tight) around the bundle of yarn strands. Then tie a second knot so it’s double-knotted.
Place the knot over the hole in your carrot and use the plastic end of your paint brush to poke the knot down into the hole. Even though our carrot is not painted orange you will want to paint your carrot BEFORE you add the yarn tuft.
Repeat the steps to make the yarn tuft for your second carrot.