Pipe-Cleaner Beaded Butterflies
For Spring Break, I decided to run a drop-in craft where I would have all of the supplies and directions out, and anyone could come and do the craft. After trolling pinterest for ideas, I ended up creating some fun pipe-cleaner beaded butterflies.
Step 1: Take three pipe cleaners.
Step 2: Cut one of your pipe cleaners in half.
Step 3: Bend your pipe cleaner in half and curl the edges for your antennae. Put aside for later.
Step 4: String beads onto your two remaining pipe cleaners in whatever pattern you wish. Leave about 1-inch of space on either end.
Step 5: Take one of your beaded pipe cleaners and connect the ends by wrapping the ends together.
Step 6: Separate your beads so that you have a space between the two sides.
Step 7: Twist your open areas together to make a figure 8.
Step 8: Slip the middle of your figure 8 into the mouth of your clothes pin, so you have a wing on either side. Step 9: Do the same with your other beaded pipe cleaner.
Step 10: Add your antennae by inserting it into the top of the clothes pin, just like your wings. Decorate your clothes pin however you want.
Ta-da! You’ve created a beautiful butterfly!
How'd it go:
We had a volunteer hang in the space to keep the supplies neat and advise when needed and I think that was a really smart idea.
That's all for now!