Monday, July 8, 2013

Butterfly Finger Puppet

Butterfly and nature lovers are sure to love this fun and easy craft. 

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...

and have fun making it flutter around.

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.

Originally shared at 'Or so she says...'

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  1. perfect to make after a "nature walk", where the children find their own material. So cool

  2. Cute! I could do this at school!

  3. Thinking this has got to happen over here, my girls would love this. Great idea.

  4. That is absolutely adorable!!! I can see these butterflies decorating a summer wreath as well. So fun!

  5. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend! We've already got it pinned! :)


  6. Fab idea, my kiddos would love this! Maybe do dragonfly shapes for the boys though :)

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  7. That is sheer gorgeousness, Amy. I love them! It's like a teensy bit of Fern Gully on your fingers! :)

  8. i missed seeing your creative projects while unplugging from blogland and glad i was able to visit today;) love this idea and think it would be cool to turn them into pretty little rings. have a great week;)

  9. I saw "butterfly" on thet2women blog. I couldn't resist. This is a wonderful craft - thanks for sharing
    Janis Author of Tadeo Turtle

  10. Oh my gosh, Lucy would love to make one of these! What a cute idea :)

    1. Oh Elena, this is so much fun to do. Grace enjoyed making the butterflies as much as she did playing with them after.

  11. Amy...that is so cute, not to mention fun? How did you come up with these ideas???!!

  12. Amy what an adorable idea! I love the nature elements. You my friend are amazing.

  13. Hi Amy,
    You know what I love most about this project? Have to buy absolutely NOTHING to make it. Yayyyy!!! Plus I think my niece will love it. Oh, you are good:)
    Thanks for sharing, and good job with the shout out to the original blog that posted it. I will go check them out:)
    Di {CookTheTV}

  14. Great idea! I love the idea of using nature. Thank you!

  15. These are so awesome!! My little girl would adore making these. I would love for you to come and share these at our Much Ado About Monday link party. Plus, as an added bonus, we are having a great giveaway.

    Hope to see you there,


  16. Adorable!! Pinning immediately :)

    Thanks for linking up,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

  17. Hi Amy, this is so sweet! I love your floral butterflies and the adorable girl! Thanks for sharing great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  18. Can't think of a better finger puppet. Flower fairies would love this. Its pinned.

  19. Oh this is such a fun summer project, and a great way to use up all the flowers and plants my daughter seems to collect on our nature walks! She just loves butterflies!

  20. Very cute, my little girls would enjoy this! Pinning for the future :)

    Stop on over & link this project at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party, our readers will enjoy also!

    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  21. Definetly going on my project board as a follow up to our garden/butterfly house tour! for what it's worth

  22. I know I've already commented, but it was fun to see this again! Thank you for sharing this at the Inspiration Cafe's Bloomin Marvelous Link party!

  23. I love that you used natural materials, it makes it extra special I think. I'll be featuring it on The Crafty Crow!

  24. They're lovely! My girls would adore making these :-)


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