Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Kid's Craft



Hello!

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

Kristen

30 comments:

  1. What a funtastical craft! I am always looking for things to do with TP tubes! Thanks!

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  2. OMGoodness! How adorable are those?!!!!

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  3. One of my faves for sure!!! ;-) Like I said...paper towel rolls would be cute too! Big butterflies!

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  4. These are just too cute. I have made these before, but they are awesome with the fun bright colored papers from Bo Bunny! Fantastic job!

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  5. Awww...cute! Little hands love making crafts like this one!

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  6. I know my DD would love to make these!! The colors you chose are so bright cheerful too!

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  7. Those are too cute! I gotta go out and get some double dot paper! I love that stuff.

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  8. My goodness that is just too cute!

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  9. Love this! Definitely going to make these with my daughter! Adorable!

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  10. These are just too adorable! I am going to try to make them for as party decorations next week for our student office assistants. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. That looks so easy. Thanks

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  12. How amazingly cute! This would be a great summer camp or school craft project!

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  13. OMG these are just the cutest things ever! Thanks for sharing the idea with us!

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  14. Cute I will have to do that with my daughter! She loves to craft :)

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  15. These are so sweet!! i think my favorite part is the use of two different sized wiggle eyes!

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  16. These are the cutest toilet roll crafts I've seen!

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  17. Love these! They are beautiful!

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  18. These are absolutely darling!! LOVE them! :) I featured these on my Wednesday's Wowzers today. Here is the link:

    http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2011/07/wednesdays-wowzers-crafting-motivation.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. These butterflies are so darling that you have made with the empty toilet paper tubes! How nice of you to share the tutorial as well! I hope you don't mind, I just couldn't help but feature your cute butterflies on my toilet paper roll craft round-up hub here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Clever-Crafts-Using-Toilet-Paper-Rolls


    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  20. What a super cute idea! My kids will love it. Now to start saving toilet paper rolls....

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  21. Love it. We're learning about butterflies this week and this craft will be a great addition to the lesson. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. This is really great. Keep it up the good going. Really very great blog this has given me all the information that i needed, good for visiting daily it will increase our knowledge. Best luck for future.
    Paper Core

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  23. I'm hoping we have a butterfly theme at our VBS next year. I love this for the kids!! Adorable, thanx for the idea!

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  24. I have linked to this post in an upcoming blog post about summer art projects for kids. I'd like your permission to use the photo of the finished project as well. My littles and I will definitely be making these. Thanks for the idea!

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  25. just found this via Pinterest & this will be great for a playgroup craft! Thanks!

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  26. Thanks so much!!! <3

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