Create colorful bright butterflies from coffee filters to then have them fly on a mobile. This simple and easy craft is perfect to do with your grandkids this spring and summer. You can even hang it in a nursery for the newest member to your family! Arrange the butterflies at different levels and watch them float and flutter along with the summer breeze.
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MY GRANDKIDS LOVED MAKING THESE BEAUTIFUL COFFEE FILTER BUTTERFLIES INTO A MOBILE! HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE IT:
- coffee filters
- pipe cleaners
- natural thin yarn or clear yarn
- thick natural yarn
- spray bottle with water
- washable markers
- basic arts and crafts supplies
Butterfly Mobile – Step 1
First decorate the number of coffee filters that you would like butterflies with washable markers.
Butterfly Mobile – Step 2
Now take a spray bottle filled with water and spray your coffee filters.
Butterfly Mobile – Step 3
After spraying your coffee filters with water the marker should start to spread. Let the coffee filters dry.
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Butterfly Mobile – Step 4
Next you are going to fold your coffee filters accordion style like the photo above.
Butterfly Mobile – Step 5
Now you are going to place a pipe cleaner in the middle of the coffee filter and wrap it around it.
Butterfly Mobile – Step 6
Once you have wrapped the pipe cleaner around the coffee filter curl the ends of the pipe cleaners. Make sure to finagle around the butterflies so that they look to your liking.
Butterfly Mobile – Step 7
Tie a thin piece of string or yarn around the middle of your butterflies.
TIP: the weight of the butterflies antennas were too heavy so I wrapped the string around them so that it stayed upright.
Butterfly Mobile – Step 8
Next you are going to tie on all of your butterflies onto a stick. Make sure to tie them in different lengths so that they aren’t all in one line.
Butterfly Mobile – Step 9
Finally tie a piece of thick string to both ends of the stick so that you can hang it up.
You are now finished your coffee filter mobile and its ready to be hung up around the house!