Nothing says summer more than the sight of butterflies dancing from flower to flower. Here, we share some of our favorite crafts and projects inspired by these colorful, beautiful creatures.
Adorable for a birthday or outdoor party, make and fill these favor bags with your favorite treats for a truly special gift for guests.
Make lovely winged creatures from vivid leaves. Collect just-fallen leaves, and press between the pages of a heavy book for two weeks. Use a small piece of plain paper for the base. With a skewer, apply glue to tip of a leaf; secure to base for a bottom wing. Working from bottom to top, glue remaining leaves, which should overlap slightly, to base. Glue two leaf stems to the top of a thin leaf for antennae. Glue thin leaf vertically to white base for the butterfly's body. A mat border and frame give a finished look while protecting the leaves.