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Butterfly Crafts


Dotty Butterfly
This dotty butterfly is made using paper plates and colorful poms.
This dotty butterfly is made using paper plates and colorful poms.

Who would guess a dotty butterfly this beautiful could be so unbelievably quick to make? Follow our lead, or wing a pretty design on your own.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 pink paper plates, 6-3/4 inch
  • 4 black poms, 1 inch each
  • 2-inch black pom
  • Black chenille stem
  • Poms, assorted colors and sizes
  • 10-12 inches colored string
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

How To Make a Dotty Butterfly:

Cut the paper plates with an arcing motion.
Cut the paper plates with an arcing motion.

Step 1: Cut both plates as shown to create 4 wing shapes. Set aside.

Step 2: Glue the four 1-inch poms to each other, end to end. Glue the 2-inch pom at the end of this row.

Bend a chenille stem in a V and curl the ends.
Bend a chenille stem in a V and curl the ends.

Step 3: Bend a black chenille stem in half, and curl each end of the stem around your finger. Apply a dab of glue to the bent part of the stem, and press it deep into the large pom. Hold it in place until the glue has time to take hold; set aside to dry completely.

Step 4: Glue different sizes and colors of poms to decorate the wings, and glue all 4 wings to the underside of the black pom body. Let dry.

Step 5: Glue both ends of a length of string into the back of the head to create a loop for hanging; let dry.

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