We’ve been enjoying these little guys around the house this month and thought I’d share how we made them. They are super simple and only take a few items that you probably have around the house already. We used:
Toilet tissue rolls
White Construction paper
a hole puncher
First I cut the wings out. I folded our piece of construction paper into quarters and the folded each quarter in half. I drew on a B shape on the one side that connected to the crease in the paper. I cut this out without unfolding the paper and when I opened the paper up I had a nice pair of wings. We used white paper because I wanted to give the girls the option of painting the wings, but you can use any color paper that you would like to. I had both Gizmo and the kid paint their butterfly bodies (toilet tissue rolls)and we let these dry.
Once the rolls were dry we started decorating. The girls glued on the google eyes and drew faces using a marker. We glued on the wings and let them set for a minute. After this we decorated the wings. The kid painted hers Giz decided to use stickers.The antennas were the last to go on. I helped the girls punch one hole on each side of the butterfly’s head. We then threaded a pipe cleaner through the one hole and then through the other. We made sure they were the same length on either side and then twisted them together in the middle.
The pipe clear antennas were then curled a bit on each end to look more antenna-ish.
I wanted to hang these up so I punched one more hole in back and made a loop out of floral wire. I love seeing these hang above our head as we eat our meals and they remind us of all of our butterfly friends we hope to catch glimpses of outside!