DIY & Crafts

Hearts aflutter

Author: Canadian Living

DIY & Crafts

Hearts aflutter

Kids! Get off to a flying start on Valentine's Day – and use up those popsicle sticks you saved from last summer. Make a bunch of bright paper butterflies for your friends – or add a magnet to the back and give one to Mom or Grandma to stick up on her fridge.

You need:
• Heart pattern
• Coloured paper, 20 cm (7-7/8-inches) square*
• Popsicle stick
• Nontoxic coloured markers*
• 2 plastic rolly eyes, 7 mm in diameter*
• 1 pom-pom, 5 mm in diameter and 1 contrasting chenille stem*
• Tacky glue*
• Adhesive-backed magnet (optional)*
(*Available at craft supply stores)

To make:
Enlarge heart pattern and trace onto paper – or simply draw freehand heart that fills paper. Cut out. Curl each end of chenille stem, then place midpoint 1.5 cm (5/8-inch) down from top of stick.

Twist it three times around to make head; dab with glue to secure. With head at top V, glue stick body down centre of heart to make butterfly. Glue eyes and pom-pom nose to head front. With markers, colour wings and body.

Bend antennae and shape wings. If desired, adhere magnet to butterfly back.

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