Make beautiful spring butterflies out recycled toilet paper rolls!


  • toilet paper rolls (one per butterfly)
  • scissors
  • paint and paintbrushes
  • twigs/sticks (one thick one and two thin bits for antennae)
  • hot glue gun and gluesticks


    1. tp-butterfly-longCut your toilet paper roll into 4 equal-sized pieces. Bend these at both ends so they form a "wing" shape.

    2. If you'd like, paint the twig bodies and antennae black. Then paint some fancy designs on your "wings". We did rainbows and polka dots. Paint the inside of the "wings" as well.

    3. Let the paint dry. Then glue it all together. Glue the antennae onto the twig body and then the wings onto the sides. Let it dry.

    Happy Spring!

Maureen Macmillan is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. It's a space where beautiful crafts are made primarily out of natural materials. Crafts that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Maureen is a mother of two beautiful girls, and she feels so fortunate to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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