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    I am planning on doing a butterfly theme for my dd's 2nd birthday.
    Any ideas on simple butterfly crafts that 2 year olds can do?
    Tips on making her some wings...
    Any other butterfly party related ideas

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    Re: toddler butterfly birthday party


    This was a favorite art project when I taught preschool....lay a coffee
    filter on a plate or sheet of waxed paper. Fill tiny containers with a little
    water colored with either food coloring (which will stain) or dissolve a little
    paint in each. Let them paint the coffee filter with the colored water, then
    hang to dry in the sunshine..(maybe tack up a string clothesline fashion in
    front of a window and hang with clothespins) When dry, gather a filter thru
    the center so it forms two "wings" and either slide it the slit of an old
    fashioned clothespin or twist a piece of black pipe cleaner to resemble a
    butterfly body. If using the clothespin, you can add pipe cleaner antennas.
    Water
    color paints can also be used, but the ones done with water are prettier. These
    make beautiful butterflies, and they look great hanging from the ceiling on a
    string.
    Also, I made butterfly wings for Halloween one year. I took two metal
    hangers and bent them into rounded wing shapes. I bought a pair of cheap
    brightly colored knee high nylons and stretched one over each wing, twisting
    the
    top portion so that it would be located at the center back. I used duct tape to
    secure the two wings at the center (also duct taped any sharp points on the
    wire before covering). Then I cut out a butterfly body shape from black felt,
    and glued it over the duct tape joining the wings. You could also sew thru
    this to make it more secure. We decorate the wings with glue and lots of
    glitter, but you could also glue or sew different colored felt pieces to the
    wings. The wings were held on by another pair of nylons used as shoulder straps
    and twisted and taped into the middle. I tried elastic first, but the nylons
    seemed to be more comfortable. All of the taped and twisted parts were against
    the back and didn't show. We added antennas on a headband and a solid colored
    sweatsuit (could also use a leotard and tights) It turned out really cute
    and really cheap!
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    Easy craft I used to do with my kids!

    wooden clothespins.........put white glue on the top & shake on or dip in
    glitter.

    Paper coffee filters......paint with water colors & as many as you want. Let
    dry.

    When the filter is dry, scrunch it up & put it in the hole of the clip (to form
    the wings) along with a pipe cleaner shaped to make antennas. You can add eyes
    if you want.

    When working with that age group, it is a good idea to have things pre-prepped
    so that they can put it together. Some helping hands would be great too.

    HTH,

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    How about making butterflies with tissue paper and pipe cleaners?

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