Time Required :
15 minutes or less
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

woven craft stick butterfly

This project is intended for children ages 6+. Yarn isn’t just for knitting! You’ll have fun weaving and wrapping with yarn to make these cute butterflies.
Step 1

Lay your craft sticks in an "X", holding with one hand. Wind your the yarn around the center of the "X", both ways, about 5 times, so that it holds the craft sticks in place.
TIP: Have an adult secure the craft sticks with a dab of hot glue.

Step 2

Continue with that same piece of yarn and wind over and under the craft sticks (butterfly wing) on one side in a figure eight motion until the weaving comes close to the end of the craft sticks. Cut the yarn off, but leave about a 2" (5 cm) tail. Work the tail into the bottom of the weaving to secure. Repeat this same step for the other wing.

Step 3

To make the body and antennae, take a chenille pipe cleaner and fold it in half. Insert the butterfly in between the chenille pipe cleaner halves, with the opening at the top. Leave about 1" -1½" [2.5 cm - 3.8 cm] at the bottom. Twist the bottom a few times just under the centre "X" of the butterfly to secure, and then twist the top a few times just above the "X".

Step 4

Thread two pony beads onto the bottom of the chenille pipe cleaner and slide them over the twist made under the centre "X" of the butterfly. Thread one pony bead to the top of the chenille pipe cleaner and slide it over the twist made above the "X".

Step 5

Curl the top chenille pipe cleaner to create the antennae.

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