Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cardboard Tube Butterfly

{Butterfly by Mia, age 4 (with wings cut by Mama)}
Our recent trip to Butterflies are Blooming at Frederik Meijer Gardens inspired this pretty spring craft.

  • cardboard tube
  • scissors
  • tissue paper
  • pipe cleaners
  • tape
  • googly eyes
  • construction paper
  • Mod Podge (or glue)
  • foam paint brush (if using Mod Podge)
  • other decorative items: feathers, pom poms, beads, etc.
  1. Cut strips of tissue paper (or construction paper) and use Mod Podge (or glue) to adhere the strips around a cardboard tube. We used the tube from an aluminum foil carton, but a paper towel or toilet paper tube would also work.
  2. Cut wings from construction paper. Tape wings onto the back of the tube once the Mod Podge or glue is dry.
  3. Cut a pipe cleaner in half. Curl one end of each half for the butterfly antennae. Attach to the inside of the tube with tape.
  4. Glue two googly eyes onto the front of the tube. 
  5. Decorate the butterfly's wings as desired. Mia used strips of tissue paper, feathers, and pom poms, but you could use just about anything.

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