The New Life Butterfly
Copyright 2001 by Sara Keith
Used by permission.


What you will need:
2 white, round, paper coffee filters, 1 black pipe cleaner, water color paint, paint brush, clean water.


Step 1: Flatten the two coffee filters.
Step 2: Scrunch the filters in the middle. Fan the outside edges.
Step 3: Loop the pipe cleaner around the two coffee filters. Curl the ends to look like the antennas on a butterfly.
Step 4: Hold onto the butterfly with the pipe cleaner. Dip your paint brush into your water colors. Dab the paint onto your butterfly. (Butterflies are symmetrical in their coloring.) Be careful not to let your colors get muddy. Keep your water clean! You may want to lightly wet the filter first, then apply the paint for a soft effect. Let the butterfly dry.

USES: You may want to hot glue your butterfly onto a hair clip and wear it in your hair, or onto a clothes pin with a magnet on the back, for your refrigerator. My daughter suggested using the butterfly on a wrapped Birthday present instead of a bow! You could even use it on your Christmas tree as an ornament symbolizing new life in Jesus Christ!

This craft was designed by Sarah Keith at Christian Crafters. You will find this and many other great ideas on Sarah's web site.

Copyright 2001 Sarah A. Keith
All Rights Reserved.