Leafy Butterflies

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Yesterday I saw these fantastic leaf butterflies on Crafty Crow.  I knew I wanted to make some with Clara, but gluing seemed a bit messy.  Enter the contact paper!  We love contact paper.   We already had a bunch of leaves in the house (mostly from the Costco parking lot, of all places) and we already had the contact paper.  All I needed was a little girl who loves to cut things.  Check!
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First we cut the leaves up the center spine to make wings.  Then we cut apart some more leaves to make the body and we decided that the stems would make perfect antennae.  And legs for the caterpillar.   We stuck the butterflies and caterpillar to the contact paper and then added another layer of contact paper over top and cut them out.

Finally, we used a dab of glue from a glue stick to stick them onto our glass storm door so that the sun could shine through them. They are a beautiful flock of butterflies!! And caterpillar.
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3 Responses to “Leafy Butterflies”


  1. 1 Kristen November 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    You forgot that you made one bat too!

  2. 2 Karen November 8, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Very cute, Clara is getting so crafty!!

  3. 3 Jenny November 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Those are so beautiful! What a creative idea. 🙂

    Stopped by from the Link & Learn.


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