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Butterflies with googly eyes!

We didn't have an awful lot of time to work on projects together during our last visit, but granddaughter Katherine and I did manage to make some clothespin butterflies, a classic kid craft!  I brought the wooden clothespins with me, and son Nate supplied some primer paint that had been used in her room.  The final idea was to use these cuties to hang some of K's artwork from a rope in her room.  Whether or not they've actually gotten that far is a mystery   :-)

Still, they were fun to make.  I primed them one night so they could dry before we started the next day.  Katherine collected all her markers, and we were delighted to find out that she had a package of googly eyes in her craft drawer too!

We used markers on the primed wood, and then I showed Katherine how to fold a napkin in half and cut out wings from the fold.  We decorated those and attached them inside with a dot of glue.  Two more dots of glue attached the eyes, and the happy bugs were finished!

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As far as I'm concerned anything that has googley eyes is cute. These are darling. I do hope they got strung in her room. next visit, you'll have to let us know ;-)
Cherie Burbach said…
Adorable! What fun. Can I play, too?
Cyndi L said…
Thanks guys! Katherine was pretty enchanted with the project :-)