Monday, 14 October 2013

Bead Butterfly

More butterfly themed crafting! This butterfly was really easy to make and the threading of the beads onto the pipecleaners was a good activity for Poppet to strengthen her hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. 

The instructions for how to make this are in our 'Make with Maisy' book.  It was a nice little project for us to work on together while Little was sleeping. To make it you need:

A piece of card
3 pipe cleaners

Start by cutting a butterfly body from the card and painting it.

While this is drying, thread the beads onto two pipe cleaners (twist the end a bit so they don't fall off).

Bend one pipecleaner to form the bottom wings and the other pipecleaner to form the top wings and tape to the body.

For the antennae, bend a pipecleaner in half and tape to the head. Thread on one bead at each end and then curl the ends. Tada!

This was a much loved butterfly until the day that Little pulled the wings off. 

Poppet: 2yrs 9mos
Little: 1yr

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