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Val’s Crafty Corner: Balancing Butterflies

2012-07-20 by Valerie Deneen

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This crafty creative balancing butterflies play idea is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie of InnerChildFun.

Enjoy crafting with your kids, and making lots of great memories together!
-Valerie

Val's Crafty Corner Balancing Butterflies

I can remember making balancing butterflies just like these when I was a kid, and it was so much fun to watch my kids make balancing butterflies of their own! They are almost magical!

To make your own, print out the free template on heavy cardstock paper, and cut it out. Invite your child to decorate the butterflies with crayons, markers, or paint!

Val's Crafty Corner Balancing Butterflies

I love how my daughter Emily made very elaborate designs on her butterflies, and Clara’s were bright and colorful!

Val's Crafty Corner Balancing Butterflies

Next, flip the butterfly over, and use a bit of tape to attach some pennies to the wings as shown.

Val's Crafty Corner Balancing Butterflies

Place your finger under the butterfly’s head, and try balancing your beautiful butterfly on the tip of your finger!

Val's Crafty Corner Balancing Butterflies

They look so realistic, you may want to have your butterfly net nearby — just in case you happen to attract some real butterflies your way!

Val's Crafty Corner Balancing Butterflies

Have fun!!

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Valerie Deneen

Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.

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