Guest Post from Sarabeth:
For Week 7: I is for Insect in God’s Little Explorers, we made some super cute butterflies. We had a bunch of heart paper punches left over from a wedding and I decided that they could be put to good use making butterflies. Here are the steps so you can make them, too!
Contact Paper Butterflies
- Clear Contact Paper
- Heart shape paper punch (or shape paper punch of your choice)
- Colored paper to use with heart shape paper punch
- Butterfly pattern printable (the butterfly pattern I used is from HERE)
1) Cut two squares of contact paper a little bigger than the butterfly pattern
2) Punch out a handful of hearts (or shape of your choice- a flower would be cute too) from the colored paper of your choice (we had various purples, greens and cream)
3) Peel the backing off of one of the square of contact paper
4) Begin sticking the heart shapes all around the contact paper. Little hands are great at this! They get some sensory in too!
5) Once you have completed placing your hearts around the contact paper, peel the backing off of the second square of contact paper and place it over the first square of contact paper, sticky side to sticky side, and press smoothly together.
6) Cut out the contact paper using the butterfly pattern
7) Hang up and enjoy! 🙂
My name is Sarabeth, I have been happily married to my husband for six years and we have four girls-4.5years, 3 years, almost 2 years and 6 months. We have a great time together and I am so glad they enjoy crafts, cause this momma is crafty! I am currently a stay at home mom, homeschooling somewhere between diaper changes and snack time. I love the Lord and am so thankful that I am saved by his grace! I enjoy photography, cleaning, and oatmeal raisin cookies. And somehow with four kids I don’t drink coffee!