I'm trying to follow this tutorial but they skipped a few steps... The two side dots below are each individual arches made using the pen tool, they are not connected to the mushroom cap.
All I want to do is fill each area(dots, eyes, etc) with color, I've tried dozens of combinations of unite/merge/outline stroke/join and every other tool I thought I understood the functionality of but nothing has worked. I do not want to use live paint(though I tried that and couldn't get it to work either).
Note eventually I will have to remove the stroke, so I don't think offset path will work.