Growing Out On A Limb

Butterflies!

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Last weekend we decided to try a spring-y craft, something pretty and bright that we could hang up to remind us that warmer weather is on the way!

We flattened out coffee filters and started making them pretty.  First we used watercolors but Oliver was using too much water, which didn’t mix well with the thin paper of the filter.  Then we tried some stamper things that marked paint kind of like a bingo dauber.

When Oliver didn’t seem very taken by either of those things, I broke out the glue and glitter… er, “sprinkles”.

Once the filter was decorated, I cinched the middle together and twisted a pipe cleaner around it to make a butterfly.  This is the pose I got when I told him to hold one up:

Some of the glitter got on the filters, but Oliver quickly became more interested in moving the glitter around.

Of course little brother needed to be involved too but he’s too.

He’s too little for glitter and paints and glue but as long as he’s up to the table doing something, he feels involved and happy.

Love craft time with my boys!

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Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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