Butterfly Mobile

This pretty and bright mobile is made by simply cutting a paper spiral, and tying on lively butterflies! Hang it indoors...or outside, to watch it spin and twirl in a warm spring breeze!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    If you don't have fancy paper for this, by all means use construction paper for the spiral, and draw or paint your own butterflies.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Maddie chose the paper for her spiral, and after making it into a circle, she started making the spiral. She just started at one side, and cut her way into the center.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    The paper she chose was printed on only one side, so she opted to make the other side fancy, as well. (This could be done before the cutting.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    To make the butterflies, she outlined the shapes, and cut them out.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    She made some three-dimensional by making a small butterfly, then tracing a larger image of it onto a second pattern of paper.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    She punched holes near the top of the butterflies and on the mobile, and tied thread ends to each.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    See the way they flutter! Oh, we're so happy it's Spring!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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