Monday, March 26, 2012

Butterfly Paper Towels

2 Corinthians 5:17  Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.  The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  When you accept Jesus into your life you begin a new life.
Today, we finished our last butterfly craft.  
1. Drop food coloring in containers of water.  The more drops, the darker the paper towel will be.
2. Fold the paper towel in halves until it's a square.
3. Dip the paper towel into the different colors.

4. Unfold the paper towel...and...
the colors are symmetrical!

5. Dry out the paper towels (it took a day).
Once the paper towels are dry, you will need pipe cleaners and beads.
Wrap the pipe cleaners around the paper towel then put beads through the "feelers".

I hung them with thread under our light fixture for more Easter decorations at our table.
I think the butterflies go well with our Empty Tomb Garden and Easter placemats.  
We had so much fun making our life cycle snack, playing Tic Tac Toe, and creating our milk jug craft.  But, it was now time to say goodbye to our butterflies.  Yesterday, we let them free!
Close-up in the grass.
Yes, I was excited too.

They must like red...


  1. The poor butterfly didn't want to leave such an awesome family!!