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Paper Towel Butterflies {Craft Camp}

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I am excited to be offering 30 days of fun crafts to keep kids active and entertained this summer! You won’t want to miss a day of these fun crafts for kids from some amazing bloggers! Please be sure to pay them a visit!

Hi, I’m Ashley from Make It and Love It; a blog of DIY sewing, crafting, decorating, gift giving ideas, etc. You know, all the fun stuff. I have 3 kids and they randomly inspire me to create projects around them……such as this one today, which is perfect for even those little fingers.

And not only is the process fun…….playing with them afterwards is thrilling!

To make your own butterflies, gather some plain white paper towels, food coloring, and pipe cleaners.

Mix your food coloring with water in separate bowls.

Now, fold your paper towel in half, in half again, another time, then one more time…….into sixteenths. Allow your child (assisted if necessary……thanks daddy!) to dip each corner of the folded paper towel into the colored water of their choosing.

(Don’t dip the paper towel in too deep or for too long. Leaving part of the paper towel white in some spots also helps with the coloring and outcome. Let the kids experiment.)

Let the excess water drip back into the bowls after dipping each color, then open up the paper towel and lay flat to dry.

Once each paper towel is dry…….gather along the center of each paper towel, wrap a pipe cleaner around the center, twist it off, even out the wings, flatten the body, and then curl the antenna’s.

Nice and simple.

Now, hang from the ceiling with some string, pin to the wall, perch on a desk……….

………or just allow them to flit around the room.

Such a simple project to help keep those little fingers and minds busy this summer.

Enjoy.

Thanks again Cindy for inviting me over!

Ashley

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