Monday, February 17, 2014

crafting with grandma . . . Butterflies!

While it is still a month away, I'm thinking warm thoughts and looking forward to Spring, so I thought I'd find and share a fun idea today with you to help you get in the mood for Spring! I looked on Pinterest and found a couple fun ideas for a butterflies!

Follow this link and you'll find a photo of a button butterfly, and while I didn't find specific directions, it looks to me like they took a pipe cleaner, shaped it into a butterfly shape and glued buttons to it. Add some wire antennas and string for hanging and you have a button butterfly!

This butterfly also did not have directions, but it looks like they crumpled tissue paper a bit, colored clothes pins, added wiggly eyes, put the tissue paper in the clothes pin, added chenille wire antenna and voila! Colorful butterflies!!!

Have fun making these with your grandchildren . . . you could have them make a few extras to give to a shut-in to brighten their day . . . particularly on this, "Random Acts of Kindness Day"!

So what do you think? Are you in the mood for Spring? Might you make either - or both - of these butterflies with your grandchildren?

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