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Balancing Butterfly

Balancing Butterfly

butterfly craft
August 2, 2020

Butterflies—one of the most beautiful pollinators—have been busy all summer long. Butterflies are part of a team of insects that play an important role in the ecosystem by helping pollinate plants. Follow the steps below to make your very own balancing, beautiful, pollinator . . . and this one won’t try to fly away!  

Gather your supplies:
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  • Two-page butterfly printout
  • Toothpick 
  • Two pennies 
  • Two paperclips 
  • Liquid glue and paintbrush 
  • Crayons/markers/colored pencils 

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Step 1:

Print out this butterfly handout (be sure to print the document on two separate one-sided pages). Using markers, crayons or colored pencils, design your butterfly. You can find inspiration from real butterfly patterns or make up your own!  


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Step 2:

After coloring the two butterflies, cut them out.  


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Step 3: 

Glue a toothpick in the center of the backside of your butterfly (be sure to leave ½ of the toothpick extending past the edge of your butterfly). Paint a thin layer of glue on the rest of the backside of your butterfly and stick the two together.  


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Step 4:

After allowing the two butterflies that you glued together to dry, clip a coin to the tips of the top two wings. Now let your butterfly balance on your fingertip!