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Washi Tape Butterfly Magnet Craft

This super cute, simple, and easy washi tape craft also uses a popsicle stick and pipe cleaners to make a little butterfly or dragonfly. Great for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults to decorate the walls. Nice spring or summer decoration. Cute and creative ideas for girls and women.

I am in love with washi tape. If you haven't seen my stash already, here it is in all its glory.

It's a sickness, really. I can't walk past a display of washi tape without buying a tube or two. Joe and the kids mock me.

Washi Tape Butterfly Magnet Craft

I actually made these little butterflies twice. I made them the first time with popsicle sticks, as you can see below, but I didn't like the long sticks and took them apart. I could have used mini popsicle sticks or cut these with my handy dandy miter box and saw, and that would have worked just fine, but I like what I ended up doing with clothespins even better.

Materials

Butterfly Instructions

    1. First, punch a heart from the corner of your paper, so you'll know where to place the tape. Then stick some tape to the paper just beside the heart, using the punched heart as a guide. See below.
    2. Next, line up the heart with the tape and punch. You will need 2 symmetrical hearts per butterfly. 
      Did you know that butterflies' wings are always 100% symmetrical? That means that they're exactly the same on both sides of the butterfly's body. Neat little fact to delight your kids.
    3. This is what your hearts should look like. See how they're almost identical?
    4. Next, hot glue the two hearts together at the tips.
    5. Next, hot glue the hearts onto the back of a clothespin, pretty near to the center of the pin.
      This super cute, simple, and easy washi tape craft also uses a popsicle stick and pipe cleaners to make a little butterfly or dragonfly. Great for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults to decorate the walls. Nice spring or summer decoration. Cute and creative ideas for girls and women.
    6. Next, cut 2 pieces of pipe cleaners that are about 2 inches long each. After you cut the first one, use it to measure for the second one. You want them to be exactly the same. 
      Hot glue the 2 pieces of pipe cleaner to the back of the top piece of the clothespin, as in the photo below. Does that make sense? You want the antennae to be on the top piece of the clothespin, but still on the back of it.
      After the glue has set, curl the antennae around a bit as I did. See photos above and below.
      This super cute, simple, and easy washi tape craft also uses a popsicle stick and pipe cleaners to make a little butterfly or dragonfly. Great for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults to decorate the walls. Nice spring or summer decoration. Cute and creative ideas for girls and women.
    7. The magnets from Craft Project Ideas (which are sold at Walmart) are sticky, but I wasn't confident in the amount of stickiness, so I hot glued them onto the backs of the wings.
      This super cute, simple, and easy washi tape craft also uses a popsicle stick and pipe cleaners to make a little butterfly or dragonfly. Great for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults to decorate the walls. Nice spring or summer decoration. Cute and creative ideas for girls and women.
    8. If you found googly eyes that are small enough to fit on the clothespin, carefully glue them on now. As I said above, I couldn't find any in my stash that were small enough, so I went ahead and drew eyes and a little mouth on with a marker.
      This super cute, simple, and easy washi tape craft also uses a popsicle stick and pipe cleaners to make a little butterfly or dragonfly. Great for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults to decorate the walls. Nice spring or summer decoration. Cute and creative ideas for girls and women.

     

  1. That's it! These come together really quickly which makes them a great project for little fingers, as long as you can keep them safely out of the hot glue.
    I love that these are clothespins because I stuck them to our refrigerator, and I can use the clothespins to hold receipts and other miscellanea that needs to be there.
  2. I received some of the materials for this project from CraftProjectIdeas.com
  3. This super cute, simple, and easy washi tape craft also uses a popsicle stick and pipe cleaners to make a little butterfly or dragonfly. Great for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens, or adults to decorate the walls. Nice spring or summer decoration. Cute and creative ideas for girls and women. 

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4 thoughts on “Washi Tape Butterfly Magnet Craft

  1. I think this is my favorite craft you have ever posted! So adorable! I’m going to try to adapt for the younger twins. They got a very cool set of butterfly manipulatives from my brother for their birthday that they love and we are taking them to the Butterfly House here in St. Louis for their first visit in just a couple of weeks.

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