Smiling like Sunshine: Kids Crafts: Clothespin Butterfly

Friday, 1 April 2011

Kids Crafts: Clothespin Butterfly

Now that we are celebrating the spring, we made clothespin butterflies with Defne.
You need
a few paper towels
watercolours to decorate
a few clothespins
pipe cleaners

Defne decorated the paper towels with the paint brush using the watercolours. We then waited for them to dry.

Then we folded paper accordion style back and forth on itself like a fan and pinched paper in center with clothespin  for butterfly.
And then wrap the pipe cleaner around the head of clothespin for the antennae.
Voila! Very pretty and my daughter loves playing with it.

Happily shared with
Childhood 101 We Play,
Red Ted Art's Kids Get Crafty

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  1. Oh my that is so cute! Simple but SOOOO cute! Thank you for linking it up to Kids Get Crafty - fabulous to see you there!!


  2. Love this so simple but very cute and hands on.

    Found you through Preschool Corner, I am now a Follower!

  3. Simple and sweet - perfect for little people :)

    Thank you for linking to We Play this week x

  4. Beautiful Isil - and I love that the craft turns into a toy for added play factor. Thanks for linking up again - lovely to see you at the Play Academy.

  5. Adorable! I would love if you would link this activity up to my Made by Little Hands Monday linky part!!
    Thanks so much!

  6. So easy for little fingers to put together. Terrific craft idea!

  7. Pretty! I think this is a Spring craft that Baby could handle this year!

  8. What a cute simple craft. I bet my girls would love this.

  9. Your clothespin butterfly is so cute! We're about to do a project on butterflies so will definitely be making one of these. :)

  10. Very cute!! I followed you here from All Year Round SPRING Blog Carnival. My latest spring post is here:

  11. We finally did our very hungry caterpillar/butterfly project and made a clothespeg butterfly. Thanks for the inspiration! :) I linked to your butterfly here:


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