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
- Craft glue
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.
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.