Monday, August 12, 2013

Butterflies

Stained-Glass Butterflies

Materials:
  • wax paper
  • scissors
  • tissue paper (assorted colors)
  • glue
  • paintbrush
  • string

Instructions:
  1. Cut small squares of tissue paper.
  2. Cut a butterfly pattern out of wax paper.
  3. Paint a small area of the pattern with glue. Apply the tissue paper squares until the glue is covered.
  4. Continue gluing on squares of tissue paper until the pattern is covered. Allow the glue to dry, then glue a second layer of tissue paper squares on top of the first layer.
  5. After the glue has dried, carefully lift the tissue paper butterfly from the wax paper. Trim the edges of the butterfly’s wings to make them more rounded.
  6. Attach a string to hang the stained glass butterfly from the ceiling or a curtain rod.

Lacy Butterflies

Materials:
  • lace remnants
  • scissors
  • white thread
  • pipe cleaners

Instructions:

  1. Make two butterflies by cutting two rectangles that are different sizes from the lace remnants. Round the corners of the rectangles.
  2. To form each butterfly’s wings, pinch and use thread to tightly tie the center of each lace rectangle.
  3. Bend a pipe cleaner over each piece of thread and shape it to look like an antennae for each butterfly.

Optional: Use markers, glitter, or sequins, to decorate your butterflies.

 
More ideas for butterflies:

Butterfly Crafts For Kids by No Time For Flash Cards
Butterfly Goodie Bag by Crafty-Crafted.com
Colorful Handprint Butterfly by Handprint and Footprint ART
Coffee Filter Butterfly by My Kids Make….
Flutter by, Butterfly! by Spark and All
Yarn Butterflies Spring Craft by GummyLump.com


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