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  • Spring Butterfly

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  • Spring Butterfly

    Designed By Karen Benvenuti

    Capturing the bright colors of spring, this butterfly has a fuzzy body and antennae made from pipe cleaners. An easy project for anyone!


Bead Colors/Quantity Needed:
Pearl Light Pink - 28
Bubblegum - 22
Yellow - 64
Light Green - 90
Dark Blue - 68

1. Download the Spring Butterfly Project Pattern. Using a butterfly pegboard, place the beads for the project.

2. Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. Let the design cool.

3. Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat step two. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboard and ironing paper are reusable.

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Depending on the size of the project, additional heating time may be required.

Twist the 2 colors of pipe cleaners together and fold in half. Wrap around the center of the butterfly and twist once at the top of the butterfly’s body to secure. Form antennae with coiled tips.

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Other Supplies

  • Pipe cleaners: pink and yellow

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