Valentine Butterfly

What You Need:

  • Recycled paper roll
  • Construction paper
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Small foam hearts
  • Marker
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Glitter glue (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Help your child cover the recycled paper roll with construction paper. She'll probably need to use scissors to trim the paper to fit the roll.
  2. Have her secure the paper with the stapler or glue stick.
  3. Fold a sheet of construction paper in half and have her draw a large heart on one side of the folded paper.
  4. Let her use scissors to cut the heart out, leaving the folded edge uncut. When she unfolds the paper, she should have a complete heart -- and a complete set of butterfly wings!
  5. Have her glue the wings to the paper roll.
  6. Let your child decorate the wings with markers, hearts or glitter glue.
  7. Help her create a face for the butterfly with a marker.
  8. Have her cut a pipe cleaner in half.
  9. Let her staple each half to the top of the roll to create antennae.
  10. Show her how to curl the antennae by wrapping each pipe cleaner around a pencil.
  11. Have her glue two hearts on the top edges of the pipe cleaners to finish the antennae.

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