1. Cut two 1” pieces of
clay from the block of clay. Knead, and then roll into balls
for the head and body. Cut a large piece to roll into a cone
shape for the tail.
2. Cut a 4” piece from the 18 gauge wire stem. Insert
the end of the long stem up through the tail of the large
clay piece then through both round pieces (head, body). The
wire should extend about 2” from the head for one antenna.
Push the small, 4” piece of wire through the head and
into the body. This will be the second antenna and will also
prevent the clay from swiveling on the wire stem. Let clay
dry overnight. REMEMBER: Always wash your hands after working
3. Cut a 7” x 4” rectangle from cellophane and
tissue paper. Cut a 5” x 4” rectangle from cellophane
and a second color of tissue paper. Using scissors, round
the corners of the rectangles. Use the hole punch to punch
holes along the outside edges of the tissue paper then use
a marker to add decorative swirls.
4. Lay the larger cellophane piece on top of the same size
tissue. Fold in half then using your fingers gather the tissue
paper and cellophane together at the center. Wrap with a 6”
piece of thin 24 gauge wire stem. Repeat with the small rectangle
to make a second, smaller set of wings.
5. Secure the wings to the butterfly body by wrapping the
ends of the wire between the body and tail parts.