In the past we have made these Valentine butterflies out of paper (pattern and original directions can be found HERE). I wanted to try something a little bit different this year so we made them with fun foam (This activity quickly morphed into making Lovebugs).
I'll start with our Valentines Butterfly DIY and add the Pom Pom and cork Lovebugs to the end of the post.
Here's how we made our Valentine Butterflies:
1) Gather all your supplies.
-popcycle sticks and tongue depressors (coloured or plain)
-fun foam sheets in pink, red, and white or cut out foam hearts
-markers (we used Sharpie brush tip markers and love them)
-magnets are optional
2) Trace or draw a pair of big heart shapes onto the fun foam and cut them out.
5) Optional: colour the tongue depressor body (our popcycle sticks were already coloured) and draw designs on the wings.
6) Glue on googly eyes and pipe cleaner antennas. Optional: Attach a magnet to the back.
I saw THESE cork butterflies the other day so I ran and got my stash of corks so we could try them.
Here is how ours turned out... the creating evolved so quickly I didn't get DIY pictures of the process but they are pretty straightforward and if you have any questions feel free to leave it in the comments and I will get back to you.
|Sierra designed this mouse herself|
Aayla loved the ponytail Sierra made and modeled it for us. When she took it off she was quite sad she couldn't keep it. Sierra quickly asked for some bags and she wrapped it up for Aayla for Valentines day...and wrapped the rest for other family members and friends. Such a giving little girls she is.