Have you ever felt the crafting itch on a casual afternoon and found yourself wanting to do something simple and whimsical? Whenever I feel that way, I tend to start thinking about the simple cut and paste style paper crafts I remember doing as a kid. Sure, I’ve advanced my DIY skills since then, but there’s still just something so fun and fulfilling about getting back down to the basics and doing something cute and easy.
That’s how I found myself playing with strips of scrap paper until I’d made an adorable heart shaped butterfly! Here’s a full tutorial of how I did it (but you’ll also find a video version of these steps at the end, just in case you’re more of a visual learner).
For this project, you’ll need:
- Paper (any colour you choose)
- Glue stick
Gather your materials! We used card paper, but you could also use regular, scrapbooking, or construction paper in any colours you please and it’ll work just as well.
Turn your first piece of paper (choose whichever colour you’d like the body of your butterfly to be) vertically and, front the bottom left corner, make a mark about 16 cm up from the bottom edge and 1 cm in from the side edge. Next, make another mark the same height but an additional centimetre inward from your first mark. Take your ruler and draw a straight line down from each mark to the bottom edge, giving you two evenly spaced lines that are the same length.