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Butterfly Costume Wings

By Rachel Meeks

With spring comes butterflies!

Butterfly Costume Wings

How to make butterfly wings:

Fold a sheet of poster board in half and cut out a wing shape.
Folded sheet of paper for butterfly costume wings

We decorated this one with watercolor paint.
 a child painting paper butterfly wings

Once the paint dries, punch two holes near the center at the top, and two more holes at the bottom. Take a length of ribbon and poke it through the holes to make arm straps.
adding ribbon to paper butterfly wings

It’s one continuous piece of ribbon tied in a loop so kids can put on the wings like a back pack.

yellow ribbon tied to paper butterfly wings

I first saw this at a birthday party, and there is nothing sweeter than a bunch of little girls pretending to be butterflies. For a party activity, you might want to have the wings cut out ahead of time, and if the idea of several little girls painting together sounds like more than you want to get into, decorate the wings with stickers instead.

Welcome spring!

A child wearing paper butterfly wings

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About the Author

Rachel Meeks

Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it’s so much easier to b...

Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it’s so much easier to be a parent when you’re not surrounded by a ton of stuff.)

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cagey
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What a GREAT idea – I’ve never thought of doing this on a large scale like this.  Also, this could easily be applied to other creatures – even dragons or bats.  Awesome!

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What a wonderful idea. My daughter loves butterflies and always wants to “fly”. This idea will also keep her coloring for a long time. Thank you for the idea.

Kelly
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Bats or dragon wings-thanks! I was looking at this wondering what my 5 year old son would rather have and dragon wings would be SUPER COOL!