5 Minute Maker: Wind-Up Paper Butterfly
Pull some pretty colourful reused paper from your wrapping paper pile to make these wind-up paper butterflies. You’ll just need a few other items from around the house. Wind them up and add them to any greeting card for a flying surprise!
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- Reused wrapping paper
- 2x Paperclips
- Rubber band
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Unwind your two paper clips into straight lengths of wire.
- Use the needle nose pliers to reshape the wires following the image guide below.
- Feed the ends of wire 1 through the bottom of the loop on wire 2. Pull the ends of wire 1 apart to hold it in place.
- Feed one end of your rubber band through the loop in wire 1 and feed halfway through.
- Take the two ends of the rubber band and hook them over the hooks that you created at the base of wire 2.
- Fold a rectangle of reused wrapping paper in half and cut a wing shape along the folded edge. You will need to cut out a total of four wing shapes; two that match for the top wings and two the match for the bottom wings.
- Add glue to the wrong-side of the wrapping paper and place over the wires before folding and pressing the glue sides together. Recreate this step for all four wings.
- Allow the glue to dry before winding up the rubber band and inserting into your greeting card.