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Party Idea? Wing It

Let a flock of colorful paper butterflies loose, and you'll instantly give party decorations a lift.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2007


  • Paper

  • Scissors

  • Paper lanterns

  • Straws

  • Tape or glue dots


  1. Trace the template onto a folded piece of paper, cut out the shape, and unfold the wings. (For different sizes, photocopy the template, reducing or enlarging the image.)

  2. Attach some to paper lanterns with tape or glue dots (sold by the roll at crafts stores), then fold the wings upward for true-to-life flutter form.

  3. For topflight cocktails, make 2 slits in the center of a butterfly cutout, and then slide a straw through.

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