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Zipline Butterfly

Zipline Butterfly
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Irene Leung



Create a symmetrical butterfly that will zip through the sky! My kids love using dot markers which are easy for younger children to create a colorful pattern. We hung the finished zipline on a tree, and had so much fun seeing it travel across the garden! This project can be enjoyed by one or two children for a fun-filled play date!

How We Did It

Zipline Butterfly
Gather your materials!
Zipline Butterfly
Cover your workspace. Fold the coffee filter in half and cut the top and bottom at an angle.
Zipline Butterfly

Using dot markers, decorate the butterfly wings.


Tip: Hold the marker down on the coffee filter for a couple of seconds to let the color bleed to the other wing.
Zipline Butterfly
Open up the butterfly to reveal a symmetrical design. Fold a pipe cleaner in half and twist it around the middle of the butterfly.
Zipline Butterfly
Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner around a straw. Cut the straw to a length of about 3 inches. Tape the pipe cleaner in place.
Zipline Butterfly

Thread the straw through a piece of string. Hold each end of the string and  move each one to make your butterfly flutter!


Tip: To make your butterfly move even farther, cut a long piece of string and find a friend to play with. Each of you can hold an end and move it up or down to make the butterfly move.

Keywords

butterfly

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I love this idea. It is creative and easy to make.

posted by: Marlene on 9.25.2016

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