Yarn Butterflies

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

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My daughter’s Kindergarten class just did a project where they raised some caterpillars and watched them build their cocoons then turn into butterflies.   The whole class did a document  where they got to draw pictures of the entire process and talk about each stage of the transformation.

Needless to say, my daughter thought this whole thing was pretty cool.   She talked about it a lot and was really excited when the butterflies finally emerged from the cocoons.  Last week the class took the butterflies outside and released them as a group.  The teacher made a big production of it and I know my daughter was so excited. When she got home, all she could do was talk about the butterflies.

So, I thought it would be fun to make some butterflies of our own for her to keep.  She was so excited about making these and has been playing with them for a few days now.  They are pretty simple to make I did help her put the buttons on the pipe cleaners, but she was able to do all the rest herself.  Once the excitement is over and she is done playing with them, I plan on hanging them from the ceiling in her room, I just think they would look so cute flying around the room!



Glue Craft Sticks

 Using your glue gun, glue two craft sticks together in an X shape

Yarn in middle

Then, glue the end of your yarn to the middle of your X.

Wrap Wings

Wrap your yarn around one end of your X and keep wrapping till you get to the end.

Glue End

Then, using your glue gun, glue the end of the string to your craft stick. Then, repeat for the other side of your X

Add Button

Slip two buttons onto one end of your pipe cleaner.

Add Button

Feed the pipe cleaner through again to make the eyes and antennae. Repeat on other end of pipe cleaner.

Wrap Pipe Cleaner Now, wrap your pipe cleaner around the center of your butterfly.

Yarn Butterflies

Your finished butterfly should look like these!

Yarn Butterflies at ThinkCrafts.com

Now play with your new toy or hang them up in your room!

Lost Tooth

PS: A quick update, my daughter finally lost that tooth and we got to use our No Sew Tooth Fairy Pillow we made.  I don’t think I have ever seen a kid so happy to lose a tooth before.

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About Tracey

I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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