The Butterfly Attractor Pack combines a specially selected range of native wildflower seeds to attract colourful butterflies plus an informative butterfly guide.
A simple and fun activity using natural materials to celebrate butterflies!
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Find some sticks and cut to length using a saw or secateurs.
Create your butterfly shape freehand or make a card template to draw round.
Draw onto plain material/paper if you want to decorate the butterfly with your own design. Fabric works well as it will 'flow' like a butterfly's wings.
Prepare some marked out shapes ready to decorate for younger children.
Make a Brimstone Yellow and use a dandelion as a natural dye.
Or find other natural colours or fabric pens to colour your butterflies.
You can cut out the shape first or decorate first - whatever your preference - we did a bit of both!
Fabric scissors will make cutting through the fabric easier.
Take it further by using a hammer to create a lovely flower pattern (see our hapa zome flowers activity).
More advance skills are needed for this optional step.
Use a hammer and nails or screw in screws to create antennae.
This is where a larger diameter body will help as when placed on it's end it will be more stable. A workbench and vice could be useful (see our guide to clamps & vices).
We used a glue stick but you could use a nail/screw - making sure that the screw/nail won't poke out the other side!
Again, a large diameter body is needed if you want to try this method of attaching the wings.
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.