It's February! Which means we can happily turn our attention to Valentine's Day! That commercial, but oh so sweet holiday that brightens this winter month. If your child is in school, they will likely be bringing a Valentine's gift to their class mates, so why not make it a bit more fun than the generic Valentine's cards that come in a box? These adorable butterflies are really easy to make, and you can customize the gift that comes with it. Your child can help personalize each butterfly to its recipient. I made these with my son last year, and they turned out great!
What you need:
- Coloured card stock or craft paper
- Valentine's stickers, or circles/hearts cut out of the coloured papers
- Glue stick
- Pipe cleaners
- Old fashioned candy sticks, lollipops or pencils for the "body"
How to make them:
- Draw a butterfly shape onto a paper and cut out. Use this as your stencil and draw and cut as many butterfly shapes as you need. Cut small circles or hearts out of the scrap pieces
- Write To: and From: on one side of the wings.
- Use the glue stick and glue circles or hearts on the wings for decorations, or use any Valentine's stickers you may have.
- Fold the wings in half and then make two cuts in the middle of the wings, just wide enough to push through your gift.
- Insert your candy stick or pencil through the cuts.
- Twist a pipe cleaner around the top of the candy or pencil and curl the ends to look like antennae.