With spring seemingly unwilling to show it's face and snow still surrounding us, we decided to take matters into our own hands and bring spring to us.
What speaks spring more than butterflies and flowers?!
Here is our spring inspired solution...
Flower-filled butterflies to conjure up spring's warmth and new life.
To create you will need:
flowers (pressed flowers work best for the longest lasting collage)
sheet of colored construction paper
mactac (also know as contact paper)
Print or trace this butterfly template onto your colored paper.
Cut out your butterfly and then cut out the insides of the wings.
Gather up you flowers.
Cut out two squares of mactac a little larger than your butterfly.
Peel the backing off one of the squares of mactac and place the butterfly on top of the sticky side.
Now for the *FUN* part.
Fill the wings with flowers to make the butterflies come alive with color and beauty!
When your flower collage is complete, peel the backing off your other square of mactac and press it firmly on top of your butterfly to seal your flowers in.
Cut off the excess edges around your butterfly.
There you have it. A flower-filled butterfly!
When it was done we couldn't resist placing in in a sunny window for a bit to admire.
Instant spring to make us smile.
Soon it was time to let this butterfly fly.
To turn it into a finger puppet, simply cut a small strip of paper and tape it onto the back to fit the finger of the "flyer".
Ready to take flight!
in the sky.
in the sky.
Kiss me with your
Welcome spring sunshine and butterflies!