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I saw this here: http://www.youaremyfave.com/2012/05/08/wind-up-paper-butterflies-are-my-fave-guest-post-from-amelia/, on Pintrest. The idea was wo...
Supplies: 2, size 2 paper clips Needle nose pliers Tape measure or ruler (not shown) Transparent tape Mini black rubber bands (the silicon type...
Unfold the paper clips and make them as straight as you can. Cut one 5½” long and the other 4 inches long.
Lower wings frame: Take the longer one and at the very center of the wire, wrap both ends around the pliers, making a circle.
With the pliers bend the two legs down, perpendicular to the circle.
Make little s curves in the end of each wire.
Upper wings frame: Take the shorter one and again bend the very center of the wire into the circle, but don’t make it a closed circle. Leave a tiny...
Take 2 of the largest black rubber bands
and first hook then into the circle of the upper wings frame. Then feed the rubber bands and the circle they are hooked to through the circle in the...
Hook the opposite ends of the rubber bands into the s curves of the lower part of the frame.
Twist the upper wing frame to tighten up the rubber bands. After about 20 turns, let go. The upper wing frame should unwind. Adjust as you n...
How take a minute and make the paper wings. You need two upper and two lower. I opened my Sure Cuts A Lot program and I over laid shapes, a rounde...
I then turned on my Cricut Expression and I cut the wings out of some card stock that I have. I love my Cricut. Did I tell you that? What an easy...
Take the marker and put line along the edges and vine lines on the paper wings. Look at pictures of butterflies to get ideas. (It looks like I mis...
Lay down the butterfly frame and place the wings where they will need to go.
Tear off a 1” piece of tape and tape the wing to the piece of wire they are closest to. Tape the upper wings to the underside of the upper frame
and lower wings to the lower frame.
Pick up the butterfly and twist the upper wing around, about 20 times, let go. It would unwind smoothly, but a little slower because the wings...
Rewind the butterfly and put it in a card.
Shut the card. When someone opens the card the butterfly should flap around, when it is picked up, it will totally unwound. Enjoy!
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Posted:May 18, 2012
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