Friday, March 04, 2011

Breezy Flutter-bys

Here's a very simple and lovely one.

We stacked up some pieces of tissue paper - use crinkled or not, as you wish - and then cut the whole handful into a general butterfly shape.

For each butterfly we chose two pieces of paper and a folded-in-half pipe cleaner,

and then crinkled them a bit, and tucked the pieces (at the crinkled middle) into the folded pipe cleaner.

We crossed the pipe cleaner at the chosen point,

and then rolled the ends for the antennae.

To some we added tiny dots of glue and then some bright sequins.

If there were any jagged edges or corners to our flutter-bys, we trimmed those.

We thread around the antennae, and then hung them up on a string.

They are beautiful hanging as a garland in our window-- they dance and spin and sway with the slightest breeze.



  1. What a beautiful craft, and result! I can't wait to try it with my son now.

  2. Love the colors!! They look like the epitome of Spring! :)

  3. These look so beautiful and so easy! We have made some stained glass type butterflies lately, but these look so pretty hanging in the window, I think i will give it a try tomorrow. Thankyou for posting.Have a lovely weekend!

  4. we are making up a bunch for our rainbow fairy birthday party next weekend!

  5. Butterfly Wishes -
    I was thinking the same thing when I was making them - they're so quick and easy, and would be beautiful for a little girl's party!


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