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Friday, July 22, 2011

Craft Time...

I have been a bit of a slacker this summer with the whole craft thing.  I feel like we are so busy with other things that this has fallen in the cracks.  Sometimes I need to remind myself to breathe.

We made this craft almost two months ago.  The idea came from Meg's blog.

Paint an entire piece of paper with water colors and let it dry...
 Then paint a canvas stretcher frame with some type of acrylic paint...

 I got this butterfly punch at Overstock.com and I love it. 
It allows you to punch over the entire page and not just the edges. 

Deep discussion over punching...

Punch as much as you can...

 Then fold the butterflies (or whatever you choose to use)..
 Form a design on your canvas...
 Then place a small dot of hot glue to the fold on the butterfly...

 Ta Da...
 Ta Da...

 Hang to display or just simply set them someplace for plenty of oohs and aahs!

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  1. cute idea.....fun project....

  2. Cute project! The girls did a fantastic job and I bet they are so proud of their work. :)

  3. Isn't Meg an inspiration? My daughter and I did that same butterfly craft: http://leahsthoughts.com/2011/06/21/getting-creative-butterfly-wall-art/ -- I love it on my wall!

  4. So pretty. I think I saw something similar on Pinterest and thought to myself "I could do that" and then promptly laughed and moved on!

  5. Hi! So glad I found your blog today. What a fun and very cute project! I am a new follower from the Let's Get Social Sunday Hop! I would love for you to stop by http://aboutamom.com to say hi & return follow!

  6. Sarah, I love this!! I'm totally going to do this with my girls - they would love it. ;)

  7. Great craft idea!!! I just stumbeled upon your blog from Ree's post and it's darling!!!

  8. These are lovely! I saw them on Pinterest a little while ago and have them pinned for a 'someday' project. Yours turned out great!

    Thanks for linking up to the Outdoor Play linky. We love painting outdoors too!

  9. Popping by to say thanks for linking up with us! Hope to see you again! This week's Outdoor Play linky goes up on Friday.

  10. I love the pictures of the kids, these projects are so cute!

    I run Fun Family Crafts, a library of craft tutorials geared at kids of all ages. I would love it if you'd stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don't post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like! http://funfamilycrafts.com/


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