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Butterfly Mobile


With a fluttering butterfly scattered throughout April's posts, I couldn't resist getting in one last idea that is actually a butterfly that will flutter in the breeze! This simple mobile (no balancing...but it does move, thus making it a mobile!) is easy to put together and looks so pretty as spring finally fills the air.

Butterfly Mobile

Here's what you need:

Butterfly Mobile Printable Template PDF
Paper
Scissors
Glue stick
Thin string

By the way, do you just love how my printer decided to get all streaky for this? Ignore that...I promise it's not a glitch in the file!

Butterfly Mobile

Cut out all of the pieces and fold the wings in half. Use glue stick to hold them closed, or for a more fluttery look, leave them un-glued.

Butterfly Mobile

Fold the body piece in half, then add plenty of glue to the entire blank side.

Butterfly Mobile

Place the two wing pieces onto one half of the glued body.

Butterfly Mobile

Before folding the body piece on top of the wings, stick one end of the string between the layers. Squeeze it all shut, but don't press so hard that you see creases from the sandwiched layers.

Butterfly Mobile

At intervals along the string, glue two flower circles together around the string. At the top, tie a loop in the string for hanging.

Butterfly Mobile
Butterfly Mobile

Hang your mobile so it catches a bit of a breeze now and again!

5 comments:

  1. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this adorable butterfly mobile! I can't wait to share this with the nursery at church!

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  2. Adorable! These would be great in my class room.

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  3. Printing some of these now. Thank you - so cute!

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  4. Anonymous3:16 PM

    Actually, I like the streakiness. On the brown it makes it look like wood, which is cool. It adds interest ☺︎

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