Monday, March 29, 2010

Wooing Spring

We've been trying to make happy, springy things to hang up around the boat... hoping we can lure the buds from the branches and the flowers from the soil around the marina.
This is about as easy as they come for a kid craft. Coffee filter butterflies (can't remember where I saw this idea... either a book or blog...) Take a coffee filter and open it up at the seam (we had to steal some from friends as we don't drink coffee). Paint all sorts of happy colors. Bend a pipe cleaner (ok, chenile stem if you must) in half on the middle of the filter and twist at the top. This becomes the butterfly body and antennae. Hang it up and voila - instant spring time happiness!

5 comments:

Joy said...

I'm pretty certain spring would want to come after seeing those lovely butterflies fluttering from your boat. :)

Seven C's said...

What a great idea! I think I know the next project for the kids :)

Nancy said...

sweet spring project! sure to lure the real butterflies over.

kreativberg said...

cool idea!!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Lovely! Lovely! I think you might have gotten them from us...we made similar butterflies last year:

http://bagelsandcrawfish.blogspot.com/2009/04/butterflies.html

Thanks for the reminder...I think our windows could use some Sicilian style butterflies. I really wish I could find some good books on the local butterflies. We have a great bird book, waiting for an animal book to come in the mail, but still on the hunt for info about the local butterflies which are starting to flutter around us.

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