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Butterfly Paper Mobile

By: Stephenie Hamen for
Butterfly Paper Mobile
Butterfly Paper Mobile
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Create a paper craft that is as light as a butterfly with this pretty Butterfly Paper Mobile. Have your kids pick out an assortment of patterned paper to create a whole bunch of paper-punched butterflies. These delicate creatures will look beautiful hanging from a swaying paper mobile. Mobiles are great easy craft ideas for kids, and there are so many options on what to use them for. Use this butterfly mobile as a birthday party decoration or to decorate a little girl's room. Your heart will be aflutter when your kids finish making this cute paper craft.

Time to CompleteOne hour

MaterialsPaper Crafts

Age GroupElementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens

Materials List

  • Butterfly paper punches
  • Coordinated pattern papers
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Baker's twine
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive


  1. Punch out several butterflies.

  2. Adhere butterflies to the string. Put two back to back, so that the mobile is pretty from both sides.

  3. Create several strings of butterflies.

  4. Tie the strings to the hoop.

  5. Tie on three pieces of string and create a hanger.

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Looking for something different to decorate a bedroom ? Do you like butterflies? Why not make this paper butterfly mobile to hang. Just find a pattern and cut them out and hang onstring. You can use cardstock and make it 3-D too. Put some glitter or just leave it plain and if you do not want a mobile then just hang them around room or use for a party.


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