J made two butterfly birthday cards, one for his grandmother and one for his cousin who both love butterflies. I remembered an adorable card a college roommate made me way back when and decided we would try a toddler version of the same.
I also found these instructions from Enchanted Learning and modeled ours close to that. Basically I cut out two butterfly shapes and then trimmed one about an inch smaller than the other (saving the trimming for our 2nd butterfly). The other supplies we used were googly eyes, glue, a stamp pad, hole puch, and pipe cleaners.
J could do most of the rest really. Though this was J’s first attempt with a hole punch and it was honestly too difficult. Eventually he just pushed the puncher down over the paper and thought he was helping as I gripped the handles and did the work. He found the hole puncher very intriguing!
His favorite part was the fingerprints. I should’ve known red ink last a LONG time on fingers. It’s supposed to be washable… and I guess it technically was, but it tooks LOTS of washing.
I forgot to show the final result when we had the birthday message written on the cards too. I thought they turned out cute. They would work as Valentines, Mother’s Day, or birthday cards or even as decor for springtime. I think it would be pretty to create a few different designs and hang them all together on a mobile.
Age attempted: 33 months