In her role as an animal fairy, Fawn is responsible for teaching baby birds to fly, painting spots on ladybugs, and coaxing butterflies to hatch. Here’s a fun and simple way for your child to try her hand at a little magical metamorphosis: transforming scraps of colorful paper into a collection of pretty little butterflies to adorn a houseplant or string into a mini mobile.
Time: 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Scrapbook paper
- Pipe Cleaners
How To Make It
- For each butterfly, cut two 2 1/2-inch squares from scrapbook paper. Trim the left and right sides of the squares to round them.
- Accordion-fold each of the squares to create two sets of wings.
- For the butterfly’s body, cut a pipe cleaner in half. Fold one of the halves into a V-shape, as shown, and twist the ends together a few times just above the bend to create an abdomen (it should be about an inch long).
- Sandwich both sets of wings between the pipe cleaner ends above the abdomen, and twist the ends a couple more times to hold them snugly in place.
- Use your fingers to pull the wings open a bit, and then curl the tips of the pipe cleaner to shape antennae.
Cutting should be done by an adult.