Rather than filling a landfill with papers and what once may have been considered garbage, recycle these supplies and help your child create a charming butterfly craft. You may be surprised by how pretty a craft made of recycled supplies can turn out.
Things You'll Need
- Coffee filter
- Magazine pages
- Twisty tie
Brew a pot of coffee, following the manufacturer's instructions. Remove the coffee filter and shake out the coffee grounds.
Flatten the coffee filter in a sunny location. Allow the filter time to dry completely. Add colors using markers or interesting patterns along the edges, using a scissors.
Gather the filter through the middle. Bend a twisty tie around the center of the circle to create two butterfly wings. Curl the tips of the twisty tie to create antennae on the butterfly.
Tear out two colorful pages from a magazine. Cut one page into a square measuring 9 by 9 inches and one page into a square measuring 7 by 7.
Accordian-fold each paper square, beginning at a corner. Place both folded papers on a flat surface next to each.
Gather each paper in the center. Hold both papers in place using a clothespin. Flatten the folds of the wings to spread the butterfly's wings. Decorate the clothespin with markers.