Butterfly Mask & Wand
- Recycled white plastic gallon milk jug
- Glitter craft foam: dark pink, light pink
- Wooden dowel, 12" length
- Creative Paperclay Delight Air-Dry Clay: White
- Jacquard Lumiere Paint: Pearlescent Magenta
- Silver glitter dimensional paint
- Silver glitter chenille stem
- Rhinestones, in assorted sizes
- Ribbon: pink, white
- String or elastic cording
- Aleene's Super Thick Tacky Glue
scissors, ruler, toothpick, craft knife, black marker, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
- Hole punch
- 1. Adults, help kids when using craft knife.
- 2. Print out patterns. Use craft knife to cut mask pattern from milk jug. Position mask on kid's face. Use black marker to mark eye holes. Use hole punch to punch holes on either side of mask.
- 3. Glue teardrop pieces onto butterflies. Let dry.
- 4. Glue large butterfly mask over mask piece, lining up eye holes. Let dry.
- 5. On covered work surface, use silver dimensional paint to outline butterfly. Let dry.
- 6. On clean work surface, remove clay from package. To condition roll clay in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.
- 7. Roll two 1" logs (for butterfly bodies). Use toothpick to mark lines along bodies and make hole on one end of bodies. Let dry.
- 8. On covered work surface, paint butterflies bodies Pearlescent Magenta. Let dry. For small butterfly, measure and cut 2" silver chenille stem length (antennae). Fold length in half. Bend ends into spirals. Glue antennae on top of body. Repeat process using 10" silver chenille stem length for larger butterfly.
- 9. Glue butterflies onto butterfly masks. See photo for placement.
- 10. Glue rhinestones around eye holes on mask and on wand butterfly. Let dry.
- 11. Paint dowel (wand) Pearlescent Magenta. Let dry. Measure and cut 8" ribbon lengths; knot ends together and glue on wand end. Glue small butterfly on front of wand. Let dry.
by Sandy Rollinger