The boys and I had so much fun this week making a colorful kids craft perfect for spring: DIY butterfly magnets! Aren’t they cute?! 🙂 They’re colorful, fun, and easy to make! Plus, a lot of the supplies are things you might just have around the house anyway! Some simple household supplies and a few crafty products are all you’ll need. We were sent some paints & Mod Podge to try from Plaid Crafts for making our craft!
Supplies you’ll need to make butterfly magnet clips:
- Mod Podge Washout (I used this formula since the kids were helping)
- Apple Barrel paint (green, purple, yellow, and blue)
- Coffee filters
- Chenille stems
- hot glue
1. Start by painting the clothespins. This is something the kiddos can have fun doing! Little Brother even enjoyed mixing the paint colors. 😉2. Let those dry. Once dry, the boys decided they needed some glitter. So, we painted on a coating of Mod Podge Washout and then sprinkled glitter over top of it! 3. While we let those dry, then we got to work on the coffee filters. I just let them dab the paint (some colors as the clothespins) on the coffee filters. They had fun choosing and mixing colors. Then, we let everything dry overnight (I don’t think that’s necessary, it’s just the way it worked out). The next morning, I drew a wing pattern on the coffee filters that Big Brother cut out. Once the wings were cut out, we hot-glued them to the back of the clothespins. The boys chose which wings with which body. And, then, they chose what color antennae (chenille stems cut in half) each butterfly should have. For the antennae, I just put a tiny glob of hot glue in the middle of the clothespin (down close to the hinge) and then stuck the cut stems in.
4. The last step is just adding a magnet to the back. I happened to have magnetic sheets, but really, any magnetic will do! Once done, you have some cute magnetic clips for the fridge. Perfect for spring! Have YOU done any spring crafts lately?
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Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. As always, the opinions & experiences in this post are entirely my own.
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Sweet and doable with toddlers. Granma may have a craft project next time boys are over.
So fun! Hope it goes well! 🙂
These are so pretty! I love the watercolor look! I am going to pin this.
Thanks! And, thanks so much for pinning! 🙂
Adorable – nice to have a touch of spring scattered throughout the house!
Thanks, Krystie! They definitely do spring up the kitchen! 😉
Super cute. I know my girls would love to do this. They are all about butterflies lately.
Thanks, Krystyn! If they’re into butterflies, they would totally love these! 🙂
Love Love Love this idea!!
Thanks, Aleta! And, thanks for the other comments too! 🙂
So great! I was just complaining that I didn’t have enough magnents to hang artwork on the fridge. I love that this can double duty!
Cute kid friendly project. My kids love clothespins.
What a cute activity! My three girls would love it!
oooh these are totally something even I could handle, too…
Those look fun and instead of magnets you could clip them on a thin piece of string to make it look like they’re flying!
My kids are too old for this, but I swear to you that I want to make them anyhow for ME!
These look so sweet! And they’re useful, which makes this craft even better.
What an easy and cute idea!
Cute butterflies! My kids would love to make these.
That is so cute! Those would make great gifts for grandparents!