Butterfly Ornaments Bracelets

butterfly ornaments bracelets

Turn beautiful Butterfly Ornaments into wonderful bracelets! 

Age: 4+

Duration: 15-20 minutes plus drying times

Learning Objectives: Use a unique material to create a color resist effect. Learn to diffuse colors with special paper. Create swirly designs, shapes and interesting patterns on the wings. Use fine motor skills to squeeze wing designs into bug bodies and curl antennae.

You’ll Need:

R83260 Butterfly Ornaments Kit

R54460 Squiggle Pipettes

• Clear glue

• Plastic bowls

• Watercolor paint

• Paint tray

• Pipe cleaner


butterfly ornaments bracelets

The Butterfly Ornaments Kit features pre-cut butterfly wings made out of Color Diffusing Paper. It’s a good idea to put the wings onto a paint tray as you drip-drop the color resist glue.

butterfly ornaments bracelets

Pour some clear glue into a plastic bowl. Squeeze the bulb of a Squiggle Pipette to expel all the air from it, then drop the tip into the clear glue and release. This will draw in some of the clear glue into the pipette chamber.

butterfly ornaments bracelets

Press the pipette bulb to squeeze out the glue onto the Color Diffusing Paper butterfly wing. You can draw shapes such as stars or circles, or make patterns like polka dots!

butterfly ornaments bracelets

This art camper decided to make polka dots out of the clear glue. Leave the glue to dry overnight.

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Once the clear glue has completely dried, use the Squiggle Pipettes to drop watercolor paint on top. As you can see in the above image, all the areas where the clear glue had dried will repel the paint.

butterfly ornaments bracelets

Once the wings are dry, you can accordion fold the wings and squeeze them into the slot of a bug body. The bug bodies are included in the kit.

butterfly ornaments bracelets

You can insert a pipe cleaner through the head and wrap the length around your wrist. This will make a bracelet!

butterfly ornaments bracelets

Alternatively, you can string the colorful wax-dipped antennae through the holes in the head of the bug body.

butterfly ornaments bracelets

Our art campers placed their butterfly ornaments onto the greenery in the area. As the watercolor dries, it leaves a beautiful color on the wings!


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Butterfly Day at the Art Junction!

The amazing art community at the Art Junction made butterfly crafts using our R2450 Bug Bodies during one of their family days! See more of their brilliant artwork at the Art Junction blog

The Bug Bodies were combined with painted coffee filters to make the bug wings. Antennae were formed from pipe cleaners that were threaded through the top of the Bug Body heads.

The post was made on April 3, 2012 and is entitled: “Butterfly Day.” See the full post at the link provided!

The little artists used full sized coffee filters to explore the different effects of patterning colors and diffusion. The painted coffee filters were going to be used for the butterfly wings. While the artists were waiting for the coffee filters to dry, they explored another technique to create “butterfly” artwork: blotto painting! View the post to see more about their blotto painting strategies.

The coffee filters were cut in half and slipped through the slim opening in the side of the Bug Body. Once the Bug Body could be placed in the center of the folded coffee filter, the ends of the coffee filter were fanned out to produce a butterfly-wing effect.

Images and original post © Artmanews

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