Hillary Chybinski: How-To: Make Your Own Butterfly Garden

Monday, March 28, 2011

How-To: Make Your Own Butterfly Garden

Creating an Inddor Butterfly Garden out of construction paper and markers

Butterflies are a wonderful sign of warmer weather and sometimes you feel crafty and need a breath of spring time. I pulled out some construction paper and markers and had the boys help me make some paper butterflies to hang up in our picture window, creating an Indoor Butterfly Garden.

What You Need:
  • construction paper
  • scissors 
  • crayons 
  • markers

What You Do:

Take a piece of 8 1.2 x 11 construction paper and fold it in half.

Folding construction Paper

Draw butterfly shapes along the fold

Easy Instructions for an Indoor Paper Butterfly Garden

Cut out the shapes

cutting paper

Lay them out to decorate

construction paper butterflies

Quite unlike me - i left the kids to do their own thing. . .i didn't try to "help" or take over or make them "perfect". . . when we all finished, we had quite a colorful collection of butterflies.

Decorating Paper Butterflies

Construction Paper Butterflies

It turned out beautifully and makes me smile every time I look at them.

Paper Butterflies Hung on the Wall
Paper Butterflies Hung on the Wall

Paper Butterflies Hung Up Around the Window

What's your latest crafty project?

catch you soon -

1 comment:

  1. oh it looks so pretty!
    Isn't it amazing how such a simple craft makes your room so happy? Thanks for sharing with me! :)
    - Dana