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Updated October 12, 2010, 7:41 am betterhomesgardens
Make these gorgeous butterflies then watch them flutter around your room.
6 sheets A4 typing paper, Crayons, Watercolour paints, Paintbrush, 6 cotton buds, 6 x 7.5cm-long beading wire, 3 straws, Coloured thread, 60cm-long dowel
Crafty Tip: You can vary the wing shape at this stage if you want.
Step 2: Cut out 6 butterfly shapes, then cut 3 slits on each butterfly body to enable the cotton buds to slip through.
Step 3: Colour both sides of each butterfly using crayons. Load paintbrush with a little water and colour each butterfly with paint. Allow to dry. Flip over and paint other side of each butterfly.
Step 4: Paint each cotton bud with watercolour paints and allow to dry. Thread cotton buds through the slits you made in the butterflies’ bodies.
Step 5: To make antennae, bend bead wire in half and twist around cotton buds. Curl the ends around your finger.
Step 6: Cut 6 pieces of thread in 20cm lengths. Tie to each end of each butterfly (on their antennae, and on the bottom of the cotton buds).
Step 7: Make 2.5cm slits at each end of each straw. Slide butterfly threads onto each straw end.
Step 8: Cut 3 different lengths of thread to your desired length, attach to each straw and tie to dowel.Step 9: Hang your butterfly mobile by tying an 80cm length of thread
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