Butterfly Egg


  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” egg
  • Patterned papers, three sheets
  • Coordinating paint chips
  • Coordinating pearl-head straight pins, 1-1/2” long


  • Small butterfly punch
  • Eclectic Products E6000 adhesive



  • 1. Keep projects out of reach of small children; pins will come out.


  • 1. Punch a pile of butterflies from paint chips and three of the patterned papers, keeping piles separate.
  • 2. Layer a paper butterfly over a paint chip butterfly; insert pin through center and into egg near bottom edge. Pinch top wings to add dimension.
  • 3. Continue pinning pairs of butterflies to egg, mixing colors randomly and working from bottom to top.
  • 4. Slightly twist top wings to cover any gaps between butterflies.


  • 1. Add a ribbon hanger to the egg to create a unique ornament.
by Patty Schaffer for Dow Chemical Co.
Butterfly Egg
Butterfly Egg