printable // 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.
Here's what you need:
Butterfly Mobile Printable Template PDF
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!
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.
Fold the body piece in half, then add plenty of glue to the entire blank side.
Place the two wing pieces onto one half of the glued body.
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.
At intervals along the string, glue two flower circles together around the string. At the top, tie a loop in the string for hanging.
Hang your mobile so it catches a bit of a breeze now and again!