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Fuzzy Stick Butterfly


Use Fuzzy Sticks and tissue paper to create bendable butterfly crafts!

Materials


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Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Make a fuzzy Stick butterfly

fuzzy stick butterfly

Step 2.

Fold (2) different colored Fuzzy Sticks in half and twist together to create a loop. We used pink and blue.

butterfly kids craft

Step 3.

Pull the (2) blue Fuzzy Sticks up and out on each side. Do the same on the bottom with the pink sticks. It almost looks like a person!

Fuzzy Stick Butterfly

Step 4.

Twist one end of a white Fuzzy Stick around the end of the blue Fuzzy Stick arm to connect the pieces. Wrap this white Fuzzy Stick around the middle of the butterfly body once as shown.

Fuzzy Stick Butterfly

Step 5.

Attach the end to the left pink Fuzzy Stick to create one half of the butterfly’s wings.

Butterfly Fuzzy Stick

Step 6.

Repeat Steps 4-5 on the right side of your butterfly. 

Tip: If you are making this project with young children, you might hand out a few additional Fuzzy Sticks to wrap around the wings and finish the project. If you are making this project with slightly older children  (7 +) you can consider covering the wings with tissue paper. (See below).

Adding Tissue paper to a butterfly armature

Step 7.

To add tissue paper to your butterfly wings, use a piece of aluminum foil for your work surface. (The shiny side should be face down so the glue doesn’t stick). Cut a piece of tissue paper that is larger than your wings.  Using a Foam Brush, apply the decoupage glue to the tissue paper.

creating a butterfly craft

Step 8.

Place one wing of your butterfly on the tissue paper. 

butterfly kids craft

Step 9.

Start with one side of the tissue paper and gently fold it over the wing.  Tissue paper becomes very fragile when covered with decoupage glue. If it rips, don’t panic, you can add more tissue paper to cover the rips.

butterfly kids craft made with fuzzy sticks

Step 10.

Fold the other side over.

Fuzzy Stick Decoupage Butterfly

Step 11.

Add a little decoupage glue to the wing. Tip: Don’t brush the glue but instead gently dab with your paint brush.

Make a Chenille Stem Butterfly

Step 12.

Fold the rest of the tissue paper into the wing.

Butterfly made with Fuzzy Sticks and Decoupage Tissue Paper

Step 13. 

If you have any rips in the tissue paper, cut a small piece of tissue paper, add a little more decoupage glue and and apply the tissue over the rips. Repeat steps 7-13 to cover your entire butterfly. When the decoupage glue is dry, the wings will be hard and shiny. You can bend the wings slightly upward.

Kids Craft Butterfly made with Fuzzy Sticks and Decoupage Tissue Paper

Step 14.

Decorate your butterfly. Add Acrylic Jewels or create heart icons using piece of Fuzzy Sticks.



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