Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Spring Kid's Craft
Kristen here with a fun craft for kid's!
These cute, crafty and earth friendly toilet paper roll butterflies are so colorful, and easy to make. You could make just one, or a big flock of them. They are sure to brighten any spot you put them.
First, you will need:
Bobunny dot cardstock, a toilet paper roll, Bobunny double dot ribbon, googly eyes, a 1.5 inch flower punch and a 1/2 inch circle punch, and adhesives.
To create the base of the butterfly, I cut a piece of cardstock into a 4.25 x 5.25 inch rectangle. Put adhesive along all the edges of the rectangle, plus a little in the middle of the cardstock. Now roll the cardstock onto the toilet paper roll, covering it. At this point you can also add your googly eyes. I think it's fun for them to be different sizes.
Next, cut two 3 inch strips of ribbon. I kept my butterfly all matching, the body, wing base and antennae all the same color.
After cutting the ribbon, tie a knot at one end of the ribbon, and adhere the ribbon to the inside of the tube, like shown.
Now we can work on the wings.
Here is a pattern to use to cut out your wing base.
Trace the wing pattern onto cardstock, and cut out.
Now add in colorful punches using your flower and circle punches, cutting off any parts of the flowers that overlap the edge of the wings.
To finish the butterfly, place adhesive along the middle of the wings, and adhere to the back of the finished tube.
Hope you enjoy my fast and fun butterfly project!
Bobunny supplies- Double Dot cardstock ( Clover, Brilliant Blue, Pink Punch, Buttercup, Orange Citrus, Wild Berry) , Double Dot ribbon ( Clover, Brilliant Blue, Orange Citrus), My Eye On U iCandy Jewels