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Butterfly Card
By Mary Ayres

Main supplies:

  • Elmer’s® Washable School Glue Stick
  • Cardstock or construction paper – white, pink and red
  • Baby flat slotted clothespin
  • Iridescent pink chenille stem – 7” piece
  • Red hemp cord or yarn
  • Elmer’s® Painters® Opaque Paint Marker – fine tip red
  • DecoArt® White Wash acrylic paint
  • Fiskars® KidZors™ decorative edge scissors – caterpillar and ladybug

Basic Supplies:

  • 18Fiskars® paper crimper
  • Fiskars® 1/8” hole punch
  • Elmer’s® Rubber Cement
  • Fiskars® straight edge scissors
  • 1” sponge brush


  1. Fold a 5 ½” x 11” pink cardstock rectangle in half to make a 5 ½” square card. Draw a dotted line around the edge of the card with the red marker.
  2. Paint a clothespin with White Wash. Draw eyes and a mouth on the top side of the clothespin with red marker. Insert the chenille stem through the clothespin and shape the ends into antennae.
  3. Insert the red cardstock through the crimper. Cut the wing shape, using the pattern provided, from the red cardstock. Glue the red wings to the pink cardstock. Cut the pink cardstock around the edge of the wings with the ladybug decorative scissors. Glue the pink wings to the white cardstock. Cut the white cardstock around the edge of the wings with the caterpillar decorative scissors.
  4. Cut eight hearts from the white cardstock. Glue four symmetrically to each wing. Draw dots through the center of the hearts and on the pink cardstock around the wings with the red marker. Inset the wings through the slot in the clothespin. Glue the assembled butterfly angled on the card with rubber cement.
  5. Write “from my heart” on white cardstock with red marker. Cut a rectangle around the words, leaving space on the left side. Trim the left corners of the rectangle to make the tag shape. Punch a 1/8” hole in the left side of the tag. Insert the red cord through the hole in the tag and tie around the antennae. Glue the tag to the card.

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