Paper butterflies and blossoms mobile. Today’s guest is going to show us how to make paper butterflies and paper blossoms. Origami or paper projects are such a beautiful art. It’s a fun activity for kids as well.
You can engage with your kids into making cute paper art using different folding techniques. Sabrina has made a very natural baby mobile to go in a baby girl’s nursery using paper butterflies and blossoms.
Paper Butterflies and Blossoms Mobile
Hi! I’m Sabrina, one of two crafty bloggers at Neverland Nook. Our new website is in the works where we would love if you checked in and follow along with our new blog home soon! Leslie and I are also the owners of an etsy shop, where we hand make fun and affordable children’s hair and play accessories. We met while at ballroom dance class lessons a little over a year ago, and with that meeting came a whirlwind of friendship, business ownership, and crafting. I am so thrilled and appreciative that Hani asked me to share a fun tutorial with you! Today I’ll be showing you how to make a fun butterfly mobile.
What you’ll need:
pencil, scissors, ruler, hot glue gun, string, tissue paper, double sided paper, a dead branch, ribbon.
Make Paper Butterflies
First we will make some paper butterflies.
On your double sided color paper (I recommend using thin paper – I learned that the hard way), make 6″x6″ squares and cut them out. You can pick and choose how many butterflies you would like to add according to the size of the mobile you are making.
Fold your square in half both ways. Flip the square over (make sure to do this because it will help with the next step) and fold diagonally both ways.
Pinch in the folds on the side into the middle to form a triangle ending with the point facing up.
From the bottom left and right corners, fold the top layer of paper up into a diamond shape.
Flip your triangle over so that the point is now at the bottom and you are working with the other side. Fold the bottom part up and fold the tip of the point over the flat top. You’ll want a little more of the tip folded over than I have pictured. It will help stabilize your butterfly better.
Give the butterfly a good fold in half and Ta Da! Pretty butterfly. Now prepare to hang it by using a needle and string. Knot the string at the end, but let the end going through the needle hang loose.
To get the butterfly to hang nicely I poked holes in the top diamond layer in the middle and then pulled the string up from the inside on one side and down through the top on the other side.
Once you knot the other side and cut the excess string off, with another piece of string knot it at the center of the piece going across the butterfly. The lengths of these pieces will depend on how you choose to hang and balance the paper butterflies.
Now we will work on the tissue paper cherry blossoms. I used two different color pink tissue papers. Lying one on top of the other I drew out different flower shapes. They do not need to be perfect (that’s the best part). Cut them all out. You can pick and choose how many you’d like to make.
Take whichever color you want to be the inside layer and place a dot of hot glue in the middle. Pinch together. Place some hot glue on the middle of the second piece and place the first piece inside of it and pinch together. Easy!
Next you’ll be tying the paper butterflies onto the branch and gluing the blossoms on. I was fortunate enough to have my husband find the perfect branch for me!
Tie the end of the strings connected to the butterfly to your branch (check the weight and balance as you go for placement). Using my hot glue gun I glued the cherry blossoms over where I tied the string on the branch to hide the string.
Lastly I used a piece of ribbon to hang the mobile.
I was able to loop mine around, but you may have to be a little more creative depending on the shape of your branch.
Ta Da! You have a beautiful Butterfly Mobile!
Thanks for following along!
Thanks for the cute butterflies and blossoms mobile tutorial. This sure is a wonderful addition is a girl’s room.
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