Balancing Butterfly Craft

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bird, Butterfly, Craft from Recycled Materials, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 06-06-2014 | 6,450 views

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This is a really fun craft that doesnt require any fancy materials. You’ll most likely have everything already at home. It’s also ‘magical’ and I’m sure your kids will love it!
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Amazing Balancing Butterfly Craft

Materials needed:

Coloured Paper
Card board from cereal boxes (or any other box)
Glue
Coins

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Fold a coloured paper half. Draw one half of a butterfly making sure the top wings are way above the butterfly head to enable it to balance. This is also a good time to teach your child about the centre of gravity.

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Cut and paste onto the card board. Cut again. 

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Decorate the butterfly. 

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Paste a coin each on the back of the top wings. 

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The butterfly should be able to balance itself now. 

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It can balance almost anywhere. 

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Your kids will have a whole lot of fun balancing the butterfly everywhere!

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You can also make a balancing bird instead of a butterfly. 

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 It’s just as beautiful and fun to play with. This is a great craft to make at any parties 🙂

 

Pencil Topper

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Bookmark, Butterfly, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts | Posted on 12-06-2012 | 4,852 views

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During the school holidays, I brought our little crafty boy to the mall for some fun holiday crafts. They did a pencil topper that day.

My boy was given this piece of hard construction printed paper. He coloured it.

I thought he did a great job at coloring the horse! 😀

He then applied glue all over and placed a pencil in the middle.

Fold, seal and let dry.

He loves it so much that he wanted to make more for his teachers so he can give them when school reopens. We printed our own pictures and he did a few..

Watch this video of him printing and making a Butterfly Pencil Topper 🙂

Lala Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 19-08-2011 | 10,158 views

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We ate some lala (a type of shellfish) the other day and instead of disposing the shells, we made butterflies out of them 😀

Click here for the full entry of our Lala Butterfly artwork 🙂

Paper Towel Butterfly Mobile

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Crafty Crafted Friends, Insect crafts | Posted on 12-07-2011 | 4,799 views

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Kate Gribble of An Amazing Child shared this beautiful Paper Towel Butterfly Mobile 😀

This activity uses paper towel and food colouring (paint). It is perfect for toddlers. The paint spreads beautifully across the paper and once dry, can be cut into any shape you like. This mobile was made by Kate and her 27 month old son for her 11 week old daughter.

Click here for the full instruction. Thank you Kate for sharing this amazing craft. We love it!

Share your craft with us. Submit your craft and permalink here. Thank you 🙂

Butterfly Goodie Bag

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Insect crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 05-04-2011 | 13,763 views

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I stumbled upon this great idea from Rainbowstarbooks for a goodie bag! The next time you have a party, why not place all the little goodies in a plastic bag and tie it up to look like a butterfly?

Simply great isn’t it?

B is for Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabets, Butterfly, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Insect crafts, Teaching Aid | Posted on 20-02-2011 | 6,073 views

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Refer to the video we shared on how to cut letters from paper here and we’ll be making alphabet teaching aid again today.

Today’s lucky letter is B.

B is for Butterfly

Cut a B out of a piece of paper.

Use that paper B as a guide to draw the outline on a piece of colored foam

Use craft punch to punch out colourful circles and paste all over the B.

Accordion fold red packet butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 08-02-2010 | 15,848 views

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Accordion fold red packet butterfly

Cut the red packet as you'll need only a side and not both.

Fold it accordion style. You'll need to do two of this.

Pinch the middle and cut it into two different sizes.

Staple in the middle to secure it.

Spread the wings and your butterfly is done. Use a double sided tape to secure it onto your window panes or wall 🙂

If you have any butterfly ideas, do share it with us here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Fresh Fruit Skewers

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Crafty Crafted Friends, Festive Crafts, Food craft, Insect crafts, Ladybug, Party Craft, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 05-02-2010 | 20,781 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of refreshing fresh fruit skewers.

Craft submitted by Anney of http://blogniako.blogspot.com/

Anney was planning to arrange the fruit skewers into a terracotta pot but she saw this picket fence planter box and thought it was cute.

She used a floral foam for the base and embellished the planter box with vines and a ladybug.

She used cookie cutters to cut out the shapes.

Pretty.. just too pretty. Use lots of heart shapes for this coming Valentine's Day 🙂

Thank you Anney for sharing this food craft with us. You too can share your craft with us by simply submitting them here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Footprint Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, Hand and Footprint Art, Insect crafts | Posted on 15-10-2009 | 52,532 views

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Kids just love to play with paint. Give them a brush and paint and just see them go.. Sometimes, with a little guide, we can help them create something nice. Here, we created a footprint butterfly.

Footprint butterfly.

Footprint butterfly.

Paint your foot to any colour you wish your butterfly to be. It may be ticklish to some..

Paint your foot to any colour you wish your butterfly to be. It may be ticklish to some..

Print your foot on a piece of paper.

Print your foot on a piece of paper.

Paint another foot and print it next to the initial print.

Paint another foot and print it next to the initial print.

The wings are done.

The wings are done.

Paint your finger with any colour to decorate the wings.

Paint your finger with any colour to decorate the wings.

Just dot around the wings for added colour.

Just dot around the wings for added colour.

Have ideas on other art and crafts inspired from hand and footprint? Do share with us here. Thank you. 🙂

Fingerprint Butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Fingerprint Art, General, Insect crafts | Posted on 19-08-2009 | 40,123 views

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Remember the fingerprint bees we did not too long ago?  Well, let’s develop it a little bit more and create a garden with butterflies and flowers.

Beautiful colourful fingerprint butterfly.

Beautiful colourful fingerprint butterfly.

Paint your thumb with the colours of your choice.

Paint your thumb with the colours of your choice.

Print in onto a paper as the butterfly's wings.

Print it onto a paper as the butterfly's wings.

You may add in some flowers, leaves and the bees too.

You may add in some flowers, leaves and the bees too.

Once it is all dried up, you will need to help the little ones decorate their garden a little bit using markers.

Once it is all dried up, you will need to help the little ones decorate their garden a little bit using markers.

A beautiful fingerprint garden with butterflies, flowers and bees!

A beautiful fingerprint garden with butterflies, flowers and bees!