Do the magazines and junk mail pile up at your house? They sure do here! Before you toss it, have fun recycling some of that junk into crafts.
We actually discovered this kid craft at the local nature center, and we couldn’t wait to get home and make a few more butterflies to decorate the doors with this magazine butterfly craft.
This simple recycled magazine craft is sure to brighten up any room. It’s one of our favorite recycled crafts.
You will need 2 magazine pages for each butterfly, plus one pipe cleaner.
Choose pages that are full of color, not just black and white text.
For the top wing you need to fold the paper diagonally and cut off the extra to create a square.
Then, starting at one corner of the square, fold the paper accordion-style. (Children under 5 may need help with this part!)
For the bottom wing, fold the magazine page in half and round off the corners with a pair of scissors.
Once you are finished it should look like the picture below. You will then fold this page accordion-style to create the bottom wing.
The final step is to wrap a pipe cleaner around both wings, twisting it tightly to hold them together. The top portion of the pipe cleaner will become antennae!
This butterfly craft from recycled magazine pages is perfect for brightening up the house this spring.
And, if you have a little girl, check out this butterfly garland idea you can make with your butterflies.
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