Friday, March 18, 2011

DIY Paper Butterfly Wings

We all know how the ending of the classic story book The Very Hungry Caterpillar goes right?? Well we thought it was fitting to end the past few days of caterpillar crafting with a butterfly transformation of our very own!! Let your little ones imagination go wild with designing a pair of wings that suits their own sassy style.

What You'll Need
  • Bristol Board
  • Elastic
  • Pencil & Scissors
  • Markers, stickers, glitter..or whatever else you have on hand to add some originality to your own pair of wings


1. Draw butterfly wing shape on Bristol board with a pencil. Carefully cut out the wings and set on a large surface.

2. Let your childs imagination soar decorating their wings however they see fit. My youngest took the scribble and splatter approach while my oldest took some time drawing some hearts, cars and a picture of a desired Cuban vacation home. It's darn cold in Canada..who can blame him??

3. Once the wings are decorated and dry flip over and punch 4 holes, as seen below, in the upper center area. We used a hole punch but a sharpened pencil will do the job as well. Using the elastic roughly measure how much you will need to wrap from the top of their shoulders to the bottom side of their underarms. Cut 2 strips just a little longer than this size. Tie the elastic through the holes as shown in the photo below. Be sure to make the knots tight.

Tada!! Your custom wings are ready for wear...flutter those wings proudly!!

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