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Butterfly Crafts


Butterfly Magnet
This butterfly magnet brings the beauty of your garden to the front of your refrigerator. Who could want more?
This butterfly magnet brings the beauty of your garden to the front of your refrigerator. Who could want more?

You'll love this beautiful butterfly magnet, and no doubt it will be stuck on you, too -- or at least on your refrigerator! When you've finished it, it will look as real as a butterfly alighting on a flower in your garden.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper egg carton
  • Acrylic paint
  • Small, round magnet
  • Fine glitter
  • Craft butterfly
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft glue
  • Ruler

How To Make a Butterfly Magnet:

Step 1: Cut 1 egg cup from the carton. Trim the edges as smoothly as you can.

Step 2: Paint the egg cup the color of your choice; let dry. Apply another coat if needed.

Step 3: Glue a small magnet to the bottom of the cup. Hold it in place for a few seconds; place the cup upside down to dry.

Cut the cup along the edges and bend back the petals.
Cut the cup along the edges and bend back the petals.

Step 4: To create flower petals, make sixteen 1/4-inch cuts around the outer edge of the cup. Bend the petals back to open up the flower.

Step 5: Paint glue over the inside of the cup; sprinkle glitter over the glue. Let dry, then repeat on the outside of the cup. Tap off excess glitter.

Step 6: Glue a craft butterfly into the center of the flower.

Vary the colors of the flowers and the butterflies to create a glorious garden.

On the next page you'll learn to make a caterpillar -- the bug that blossoms into a lovely butterfly.

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