Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

For her birthday, my daughter got a book called 50 Rainy Day Activities (50 Things to Make and Do), and it is full of awesome crafts for kids.  I finally had to give her a stack of sticky notes to go through and mark all the crafts she wanted to do!  Our first one was this butterfly mobile craft.

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What You Need to Make a Butterfly Mobile:

  • Paint
  • White paper  (ours is on finger paint paper)
  • White glue
  • Yarn or string of some type
  • Glitter or salt
  • Drinking straw
  • Large bead or button
  • Scissors

 

 

 

Once the paint has dried, fold the paper in half (short edges together, with glue sandwiched in between.  This makes it so that both sides are now painted.

 

Fold the painted paper in half again and cut out shapes along the fold so when you unfold them, you have a whole butterfly.

Fold the painted paper in half again and cut out shapes along the fold so when you unfold them, you have a whole butterfly.

 

 

 

 

 

What I Learned the Hard Way:

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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2 comments

  1. Helen

    We learn the same “lesson” at our painting session too. That is what makes it soooo much fun!

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