Want to make some butterflies of your own? Simply gather the following supplies: green cardstock, a pencil, twigs, scissors, glue stick, flower petals (collect wildflowers, petals from your garden or, if you are lucky enough to have gotten a bouquet of flowers use those) and leaves.
First, arrange the leaves on green cardstock, in sort of a butterfly shape. Trace around your leaves and cut your butterfly out of the cardstock. Fold the butterfly in half. Cut 2 lines into the center, creating a loop to place your finger inside.
Then, using a glue stick, generously apply glue to the leaves and firmly press onto the butterfly shape cutout. *Optional: Attach some twigs to the center of your butterfly.
Next...and this is where it gets fun, using flower petals, begin to decorate the butterfly's wings. Again, secure them into place using your glue stick. Grace used petals of some tulips we grew, wildflowers that popped up in our yard and rose petals (because this was one of those occasions I had received a bouquet of flowers).
Place your butterfly onto your finger...
So next time you are looking for a fun craft to do with the kids, try making one of these flower and leave butterflies.
Sadly, these butterflies don't last for long. Make sure to enjoy them while you can.
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