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5 minute Cupcake Liner Butterflies

Butterflies made from cupcake liners are a delightful and whimsical craft project that can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. To create these charming creatures, all you need are some colorful cupcake liners, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a bit of glue. Once you've finished creating your cupcake liner butterflies, you can display them around your home, use them as decorations for a party, or even attach them to greeting cards for a special touch. Let your creativity soar as you craft these adorable and colorful creatures!


Time: 5 minutes
Age: Little kids to Tweens
Difficulty: Easy peasy

You will need:

  • Cupcake liners
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Little beads
  • Scissors

Step 1: Fold your bun cases

Flatten two bun cases and fold them with little concertina folds.

Start by making one small fold and then turn your bun case upside down and make another fold.

Turn it over again to make the next fold and continue until you reach the end of the bun case.

Step 2: Add some beads to your pipe cleaner

Fold a pipe cleaner in half.

Then thread 3 or 4 tiny beads onto it, pushing them down to reach the bend of your fold.

If your child is old enough, let them try doing this step all on their own. It’s a great way to practice fine motor skills.

Step 3: Add the pipe cleaner to the wings

Place the two folded bun cases at the bottom fold of your pipe cleaner.

Make sure that you place the pipe cleaner in the middle so each wing at each side is the same size.

Twist the pipe cleaner to hold the wings in place, leaving two long strands at the top of your butterfly. These will be the antennae.

Step 4: Tease out the wings

Use your hands to gently tease out the folds of each wing.

Tweak each wing until it looks full and beautiful.

Step 5: Add beads to the antennae

Cut the ends off the two antennae so they are a little shorter.

Then thread a little bead at the top of both and bend them into shape. Your butterfly is now complete!

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