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Concertina Fold Butterfly

This simple butterfly looks equally beautiful on both sides, making it perfect for hanging from a light fitting or in a doorway.


Rectangular piece of paper
Paints or markers
Two beads


Colour or paint a piece of paper on both sides and let it dry.

Concertina fold the entire piece of paper, starting at the short edge.

Fold a pipecleaner in half and make a twist about one centimetre from the fold. Make another twist about one centimetre from the last one. Place paper in the pipecleaner and twist again, making sure that the pipecleaner is holding the paper firmly in place.

Make a final twist about one centimetre from the paper and extend the ends of the pipecleaners to form antennae. To finish off, pop beads on the end of the pipecleaners.

This craft reprinted courtesy of Kids Craft Weekly.

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