By Mary Ayres
Washable School Glue Stick
or construction paper – white, pink and red
- Baby flat
pink chenille stem – 7” piece
- Red hemp
cord or yarn
Painters® Opaque Paint Marker – fine tip red
White Wash acrylic paint
KidZors™ decorative edge scissors – caterpillar and
1/8” hole punch
straight edge scissors
- Fold a 5 ½”
x 11” pink cardstock rectangle in half to make a 5
½” square card. Draw a dotted line around the
edge of the card with the red marker.
- Paint a clothespin
with White Wash. Draw eyes and a mouth on the top side of
the clothespin with red marker. Insert the chenille stem
through the clothespin and shape the ends into antennae.
- Insert the red cardstock
through the crimper. Cut the wing shape, using the pattern
provided, from the red cardstock. Glue the red wings to
the pink cardstock. Cut the pink cardstock around the edge
of the wings with the ladybug decorative scissors. Glue
the pink wings to the white cardstock. Cut the white cardstock
around the edge of the wings with the caterpillar decorative
- Cut eight hearts
from the white cardstock. Glue four symmetrically to each
wing. Draw dots through the center of the hearts and on
the pink cardstock around the wings with the red marker.
Inset the wings through the slot in the clothespin. Glue
the assembled butterfly angled on the card with rubber cement.
- Write “from
my heart” on white cardstock with red marker. Cut
a rectangle around the words, leaving space on the left
side. Trim the left corners of the rectangle to make the
tag shape. Punch a 1/8” hole in the left side of the
tag. Insert the red cord through the hole in the tag and
tie around the antennae. Glue the tag to the card.
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