Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I made these butterflies for a kid's project. They are made out of fun foam. I hung them in the tree on the patio and they looked so cute, I thought that we could take them away from the kids and make them ourselves. They are inexpensive to make so you could make a flock of them for a party.

You need:
  • self adhesive fun foam (your choice of colors)
  • glitter: black
  • white craft glue
  • scissors
  • #2 pencil
  • wooden pinch clothespins (1 for each butterfly)
  • black chenille stems (optional)
Try this:
1. Print out the butterfly patterns. On the copy machine, make them whatever size you wish.
2. Trace butterflies and wing accents onto fun foam. Remember to turn the wing accent pattern upside down to make a mirror image design for the other wing. Trace one body for each butterfly. Cut out.
3. Remove paper backing on wing accents and body pieces and stick on butterflies.
4. Cover wing accents and body with glue. Sprinkle glitter on glue while it is wet. Gently, shake off excess glitter. Let dry.
5. Glue a clothespin to the back of each butterfly. Let dry before using.

Additional design ideas:
  • change the black glitter to different colors for more colorful butterflies
  • add chenille stem antennae if desired
  • hang with a wire or cord instead of a clothespin
Make these for your end of summer blow out party!
Glitter on!


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