Kids Crafts: Ribbon Butterfly Magnet
by Twila Lenoir
Let the kids use up your ribbon scraps for delightful ribbon butterfly magnets to land upon your fridge.
» Ribbon Butterfly free pattern
» No# 40 ribbon
» 2 pipe cleaners or chenille stems
» clothes pin
» piece of wire
Print the free butterfly pattern and cut out each piece. Trace each piece on ribbon. You can use two different ribbons if you like – maybe patterned ribbon on the bottom and lace on top. Cut out the traced shapes; one of each pattern.
Take the small lower body with tail, lay it on top of the large lower body with tail and set aside.
Take the small upper body pattern and lay it on top of the large upper body shape. Using both hands, take the lower body pieces and scrunch together in the middle. Do the same with the upper body pieces.
Now join the lower body pieces to the upper body pieces by scrunching them together in the middle, like the picture at left, then fasten them in place by wrapping a piece of wire around the middle of all pieces.
Take a pipe cleaner, wrap it around the pencil tightly to make it curl, the slide it off the pencil. Run the other pipe cleaner through the curled pipe cleaner, bend in half and twist at the top for antennas. Make the top of the antennas curly with a pencil.
You can paint the clothespin or leave it plain.
Glue the butterfly onto the clothespin and then glue the magnet to the back of the clothespin to make a magnetized butterfly note holder or picture holder.
This would make a great gift for mom or grandma!