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Mirror Picture Butterfly
June 9th, 2010 by Craftylocks

This technique for decorating paper is just asking to be used in children’s butterfly crafts.

mirror-paint2Without even trying, the mirror pictures look like beautiful colorful butterflies. To make the mirror picture you need to squash some paint in the middle of a folded piece of paper as illustrated in Mirror Pictures Tutorial. This picture is of our art work when we had just opened the folded paper and revealed our mirror picture – the paint is still all wet!

We decided to make a variation of our Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly, so we decorated a toilet paper roll with dabs of paint in the same colors as used on the mirror picture.
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When everything was dry we glued them together and attached some chenille stick feelers. Our butterfly is now ready to fly through the air.
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2 Responses  
Craftylocks writes:
June 12th, 2010 at 3:02 am

That sounds like lots of fun Betty! I will make some adjustments to one of our butterflies and we will launch them. Thanks for the idea.

Betty writes:
June 11th, 2010 at 11:36 am

We pasted a similar project on a cereal box and cut it out. It was more work to decorate both sides. My 2.5 yo only had the patience for one, I did the other. After running a string through the toilet paper roll, we had an indoor rainy day kite. She loves flying it from the top of our staircase to the bottom.

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