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Flapping Butterfly Project

To make your very own Flapping Butterfly, all you need is: an 8.5 inch by 11 inch sheet of card stock; scissors, a craft stick, crayons or markers, and tape or glue.

STEP 1: Choose a Butterfly Pattern by clicking here.

STEP 2: Cut out and color the pattern pieces.

Flapping Butterfly Craft

STEP 3: Tape tabs A and B to underside of the wings (see Butterfly Pattern).

Flapping Butterfly Craft

 

STEP 4: Tape end of craft stick to center of the abdomen (see Butterfly Pattern).

Flapping Butterfly Craft

STEP 5: Tape one end of cloud pattern section to edge of wing (see Butterfly Pattern).

Flapping Butterfly Craft

STEP 6: Place cut out slot in cloud pattern section over craft stick and tape the ends of the cloud pattern to the underside of the wings.

Flapping Butterfly Craft

STEP 7: Once taped properly the underside should look like this.

Flapping Butterfly Craft

STEP 8: While holding cloud pattern section with one hand pull down on the craft stick with the other hand to make the wings flap upwards.

Flapping Butterfly Craft

STEP 9: Push up on craft stick to make the wings flap downwards.

Thanks to Rick Mikula, the Butterfly Guy