Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Kayleigh's Crafts - Make Your Own Printed Butterfly


Today we're making a printed butterfly!

To make these yourself, have a look at our YouTube video or follow this step-by-step guide.  

    You will need:

    • Butterfly Template (Download here)
    • Paint
    • Cardboard Tube
    • Scissors
    • x1 Cotton Bud
    • Pen
    • Glue

    Step 1:

    Fold your template in half so the fold line is down the centre of your butterfly. 

    Paint one side of your butterfly. Don't worry about keeping in the lines. Don't take too long with your painting, as you need to keep the paint wet.  

    Step 2:

    Fold your paper in half along the line you made in Step 1. 

    Once you've patted down your butterfly half to spread the paint to the other side, open your paper and leave to dry. 

    Step 3:

    Once dry, cut out your butterfly wings.

    Step 4:

    Paint the outside of your cardboard tube and leave to dry.

    Step 5:

    Cut your cotton bud in half. Draw a face (if you want to!) onto the top of your cardboard tube. 

    Glue or use sticky tape to attach the cotton buds to the inside of your cardboard tube. These will be your butterfly's antennae. 

    Step 6:

    Glue your cardboard tube onto your butterfly wings. I find it easier to use PVA glue and glue down the body section on the wings and then attach your cardboard tube.

    When you're done... 

    Have a think where you butterfly can go. Will it sit on your windowsill or perhaps you could attach some string and have it hanging somewhere in your house. 


    We would love to see your finished crafts! 

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