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Monday, May 16, 2011

Butterfly Craft

½ black chenille stem

Paper coffee filter

Water color paints

Paint brush


Flatten the coffee filter and place it on a plate or newspaper, the paint and water will soak through. Set aside on paper towels to dry. Fold the chenille stem in half. Remember, you are only using half of a chenille stem to begin with. Fold the coffee filter accordion style, in about ½" pleats. Position the pleated coffee filter into the bent end of the chenille stem. Center the filter at the bend. Twist the chenille stem around the filter to secure it in place. Bend the tips of the chenille stems over about ¼" to create the antennae. Fan out the butterfly wings. If desired, hang with yarn or fishing line.

Source: kaboose
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  1. Nice craft. Thanks for commenting.
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  2. CUTE! I always forget to buy those coffee filters, I wonder if I could finagle cone filters instead.

  3. I've done this with my kids and it was a huge success! My friend hung hers in her daughter's room like a mobile :) Thanks for coming by my site today!

  4. Such a beautiful craft! I'll definitely be trying this with my girls this summer! It's incredible the way the coffee filter takes up the watercolor and makes for such a vibrant display of color!

    Such a joy to have you at "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17


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