Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday Craft

I am going to start a new series on the blog called Wednesday Craft. And I'm serious about this one. I've been mulling the notion over and over in my mind and then realized I can do this and it won't even take too much effort.

Every other week at work, in Children's Department I create a Wednesday afternoon craft. It's an open program that kids can come participate in. I procure all the materials, they create and take it home. They are geared towards elementary aged kids, and are fairly simple. Younger kids can easily accomplish these crafts with a little adult help.

First up in the series....Coffee Filter Butterflies. Enjoy

Materials needed:
Coffee Filter -just one
Pipe cleaner -I used black but many of the children chose different colors

Step 1: Color and design the coffee filter how you like

 Step 2: Decide where you want the middle of your butterfly to be and gather it together

Step 3: Take your pipe cleaner and place your butterfly middle, where you've gathered it, in the middle of the pipe cleaner. Then fold one half of your pipe cleaner around the butterfly. Twist the pipe cleaner where the two halves meet a few times. After that you can decide if you want to curl the tips of your pipe cleaner to make antennae (like mine above).

The finished product should look something like mine above. It's a pretty easy craft, and I was worried about it being too simple, but the kids really enjoyed it and liked playing with them. Enjoy your butterfly!

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