Activity 118:   Butterfly Signs

Make a pretty, summer inspired decoration to welcome guests.

You Will Need: 

  • 2 Paper Butterflies

  • Wire

  • Tape

  • A Wooden Sign

  • Paint (we used pink) or Ecoline (coloured ink)

  • A Black Marker

  • Glitter

  • Another Colour of Paint for the Writing

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Step by step guide:

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Paint your board. We initially painted it with ecoline. It looked rather patchy. Because when you paint with ecoline you have to be quick and not let the ecoline dry, until you have painted the whole surface. The second attempt was to use the mixed acrylic paint.

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Tip: Dab your paint on the board with a small sponge, this way you can create a lovely shabby chique effect.

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Once your board is dry you can add the lettering, paint it or you could use letter stickers for a finished effect.

Add a ribbon to your board to hang it up from.

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Attach your butterflies with the wire, this way you can pretend they are flying to the board. The wire can be attached to the back of your board with some tape.

Once fully dry, hang your board up to welcome yourself home😉 .

If you try this, please send us a photo!