Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pencil Shavings ~ Butterfly and Flowers

When I found this craft on Craft Ideas for All, I knew Emily and I had to try it.  I let Aiden sit out on this craft ~ I thought he would get frustrate picking up the little pieces of pencil shavings and placing them on the paper.

What We Used:

  • Pencils in various colors
  • Pencil sharpener
  • White glue
  • Body of butterfly cut out of black construction paper
  • Cardstock for background


What We Did:

We used the pencil sharpener to make shavings, using our favorite colored pencils. 


We glued the body of the butterfly to the paper, sketched the basic shape we wanted the wings to be, and glued the  pencil shavings.


When the shavings were dry we added the legs and antenna to the butterfly and the vines and leaves to the flowers.  Here is the finished product! 

~ Emily’s~




I love the way they turned out!  I’m thinking of framing Emily’s and giving it to Grandma on her birthday.



Jennifer said...

You've got really cute crafts! I've got a (soon to be) 3 year old and a lot of this she would love! I would love to feature you on my blog if you want to come up with a craft & how to??

Email me if your interested -

Joesette said...

Ooooooooooooohhhhh....totally stealing this idea! LOVE it!

Lindsay said...

very cute!! Loving all of the butterfly crafts!

Cindy said...

I have never seen anything like this. So wonderful.

Davene said...

They really did turn out well! What a great idea!

By the way, I gave you an award on my blog. I don't know if you "do" blog awards or not, but in any case, I want you to know that I admire what you do here very much!

phasejumper said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I would have never thought of this! Genius!

Mama Chang said...

Wow GREAT idea!

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