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Felt Butterfly

This is a simple fabric project that you can do with the younger kids, aged 4+. Be careful though, as it does use a pin which is very pokey. An adult will be required to help the younger kids to finish off the end as they may find it hard to close the safety pin and stop the beads falling off.

Step by step instructions showing you how to make a Felt Butterfly, presented by Crafty Corner

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felt butterfly
What you will need:
  • Felt, two different colours, each 20cm by 20cm square
  • Big safety pin
  • Beads big enough to fit onto the pin, but not so big that the pin can't close
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic eyes
  • Buttons or embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Buuterfly wings pattern pieces, you can easily draw these yourself.

what you will need to make a felt butterfly

Read through all the instructions first before starting this craft. Make sure you have all required items on hand.

Step 1

Cut out your paper pattern butterflies with a paper scissors. These are your pattern pieces.

cut out pattern

Step 2

Pin your paper pattern pieces each onto one square of felt.

pin pattern down

Step 3

Cut out your two butterfly pieces, but be careful if you're using a fabric scissors not to cut into the paper pattern! Cutting paper with fabric scissors can make them blunt!!!

cut out butterfly

Step 4

Take your safety pin and a pipe cleaner, thread the pipe cleaner through the loop at the bottom of the safety pin, fold the pipe cleaner in half.

fold pip celaner in half

Step 5

Take the one end of the pipe cleaner and thread it through the top of the safety pin.

thead pip cleaner though safty pin

Step 6

Take the other end of the pipe cleaner and also thread it through the top of the pin from the other direction.

thread other end of pip clenaer

Step 7

Fill your pin up with beads that will match your two pieces of felt.

beaad the safety pin

Step 8

Take your two pieces of felt and place one on top of the other. With the beads facing you, put the two pieces of felt into the pin and close the pin.

close safety pin

Step 9

Bend your pipe cleaners in the shape of feelers. With fabric or craft glue you can now glue two little plastic eyes onto the pipe cleaners near the safety pin.

pend pip cleaners into feelers

Step 10

You can now use buttons or embellishments to stick them all over your butterfly to decorate it. You can tie it up from the roof with thin nylon gut and a cup hook.

attahce eyes