Valentine’s Day Butterfly Pencil Topper
Looking for a quick last minute Valentine’s Day craft project to give to the whole class? These fluttering butterflies are perfection, kids will love seeing them wiggle around as they write! I worked with Aleene’s glue to make this cute pencil topper and it’s so easy to make you could totally hand out a bunch of these for V-day, such a great alternative to those store bought impersonal Valentine’s. A handmade touch makes them so much more special and each one will be unique!
Pipe cleaners are really a staple when it comes to crafting you just have to know which crafts to use them for, they aren’t the best to be glued down. Pipe cleaners are best used when bent and wrapped around something or used all by themselves. They work great for twisting around pencils or even pens to create a fancy, fun topper!
Visit Aleene’s to see the full video tutorial and a list of materials for creating this craft yourself and with the kids!
So pretty and super fun! I love how the tissue paper fills in the spaces on the butterfly wings. I used a paper punch for the little butterflies and let me tell you, kids LOVE using those paper punches. There’s a little thrill you get when the punch pierces the paper and then you lift the punch away to reveal that perfectly cut out shape! It really is a split moment of magic, to see the look on a child’s face after they see how awesome and fun it is to cut a shape this way. I definitely reccomend investing in some paper craft punches, especially the basic shapes, you will use them ALL the time!
I hope you all enjoy your Valentine’s Day, make lots of fun things!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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