Is anyone else scrambling to make Valentines to hand out at school? A couple of weeks ago I found this adorable paper at the craft store and knew that Valentine butterflies were in my future.
The paper is Paper Note by American Crafts. The whole paper line is really fun!
I wanted to attach them to a treat with the clothespins. I was able to put a few treats in a little snack size bag and clip the butterfly on. I've seen several butterfly ideas for snacks around on the Internet and knew these would work perfectly! I cut out several designs of butterflies that were patterned in the paper and glued them onto wooden clothespins. I painted the clothespins in different colors to match the papers and used really thin jewelry wire as antennas that were attached with a dab of hot glue.
The wings are glued to one side of the inside of the clothespin.
To create a bit of movement make sure to bend slightly the top wings up and the bottom wings down.
with just a little glue and love. Yes, cheesy, but it is for Valentine's day....:)
Having all boys I can only get away with this with my youngest who is 3.
He didn't care as long as there were treats attached.
Now only 3 more ideas to come up with.....
Tomorrow Nicole has her daughter's duck themed Valentines to share, you won't want to miss out on them~they are hilarious. Good luck all you procrastinators~we're in the same boat, but at least we have Downton Abbey to watch while we work!