Pretty Paper Butterflies…

It’s raining, its pouring, time to make these Pretty Paper Butterflies inside!!

What you’ll need

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Pipe Cleaners

How to make it

  1. For each butterfly, cut two 2 1/2-inch squares from scrapbook paper. Trim the left and right sides of the squares to round them, as shown.
  2. Accordion-fold each of the squares to create two sets of wings.
  3. For the butterfly’s body, cut a pipe cleaner in half. Fold one of the halves into a V-shape, as shown, and twist the ends together a few times just above the bend to create an abdomen (it should be about an inch long).
  4. Sandwich both sets of wings between the pipe cleaner ends above the abdomen, and twist the ends a couple more times to hold them snugly in place.
  5. Use your fingers to pull the wings open a bit, and then curl the tips of the pipe cleaner to shape antennae.

Thanks to Disney’s for sharing this fabulous recipe with The Frugal Girls… we hope you like it!! Check out more fun recipes, crafts, and diy projects at

See Also:
BIG List of Frugal Fun Ideas for Kids!

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4 Responses to Pretty Paper Butterflies…

  1. Brenda says:

    oh my gosh…how cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Kathy Carter says:

    These would be really cute as magnets for your home office or refrigerator.

  3. DE says:

    Instead of bright & colorful papers, use more formal designs and substitute brass wire for the pipe cleaners!
    I did this on a frame in my living room. Elegant.

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