February 21, 2008

Wall hanging with paper butterflies

Mobile/hanging with butterflies

Children will like this mobile with butterflies, although it's very simple and easy to make. You'll need glue, a piece of card stock, a relatively heavy bead (of wood, glass or plastic), a string or thread, and pictures of butterflies. If you're arty, you can draw the butterflies, otherwise cut them out of an old magazine, for example. Butterflies are a popular element of advertisements, so you shouldn't have a problem finding a suitable image.

  1. Cut each butterfly out.
  2. Trace the cut-outs onto the card stock and cut this out as well.
  3. Glue the two parts of each butterfly together, when the thread or string goes between them in the middle.
  4. Tie the bead at the bottom end of the string.

That's it, now you can use the butterflies as a mobile, wall hanging or another decoration.

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