2/14/11

Toilet Paper Roll Heart Butterfly

Happy Valentine's Day!

Heart Butterfly Supply List: 1 toilet paper roll, pink paint, pipe cleaner, google eyes, construction paper, marker, hole punch
 
Start by painting your toilet paper roll pink.  Allow it to dry. 
While you're waiting for the paint to dry draw 2 hearts on your construction paper and cut them out.  I always try to let Cole do most of our crafts independently.  He loves to cut, so even though our butterfly wings won't be even, I let him cut them out all by himself.
Adhere your google eyes and pipe cleaner antenna and use your marker to draw on a mouth.  I actually punched a hole on the back of the toilet paper roll and threaded the antenna through it. 
Finally, glue on the wings.  Let the whole thing dry before taking your butterfly for a flight around the house.


Book Suggestion:  This is one of Cole's favorite pop-up books.  Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer has beautiful pictures and an adorable 3-D caterpillar that is actually a slinky covered in green fabric that jumps out from the pages.  It follows a caterpillar through the seasons as he changes into a beautiful butterfly.

7 comments:

The Twin Coach said...

Just stopping by to say thanks for your comment on my blog. Very cute post & I love the book suggestions you add!
-Gina

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What an excellent buttefly. He did a really great job!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your book looks great! I love your butterfly! Please link this to Read.Explore.Learn on Friday!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your book looks great! I love your butterfly! Please link this to Read.Explore.Learn on Friday!

Jenni Price Illustration said...

Awww cute butterfly! I like how you have it tied into the story book.

Rachel said...

I love your blog! I would love to feature one or two of your projects on my site, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle.

http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

littlewondersdays said...

Cute butterfly. I'm impressed with how many crafts you can make with a tp or pt roll!