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.
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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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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