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

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What We Did:

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

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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.

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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~

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~Mommy’s~

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

~Cindy

7 comments:

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 - jennifer.lebeda@yahoo.com

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!
Thanks..

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