- 2 same size squares of recycled paper (brochures, calender, magazine, etc)
- Soft wire to tie the wings together and to form antenna (pipe cleaner, bread ties, etc)
Level of recycled craftiness:
What you do:
- Select the recycled paper for the colours you want your butterfly to be
- Cut your two chosen pages into a perfect square; any size as log as they are both the same
- Starting at a corner, concertina each piece from corner to corner - backwards and forwards
- On the bottom wings, cut a semi-circle shape into each edge beside a corner point. This becomes the flight rudders at the bottom of the wings.
- Holding in the middle, pull the bottom wings back into their close concertina position and shape them down.
- Do the same to the top wings only shape them up and out.
- Put top wings atop of bottom wings and secure together with the soft wire, being sure to shape the antenna as well.
Blue tack or magnet to the back and voila, a beautiful butterfly to adorn your walls.
Many thanks to Sharon Bunn of Cairns for showing me how to make these little beauties.