Picture of Rubber Band Flying Paper Butterfly

Some years ago, a local organisation was asking us to come out an idea in making a paper flying butterfly based on the commercial available one. It should be easy for children to make and low cost.
They have tried and tested several model using paper clips and rubberband ..but the metal body is just to heavy to make it "FLY".

So we set to do some research and test, and found that by using a simple balloon stick (cut to small size) , a bead and a wire. With a cutout which you can download free from our website here : . We came out with the Rubber Band Flying Paper Butterfly.

With these simple and low cost materials , we make about 5000 pcs of parts to supply just in time for the children project carnival.

Or you can buy the ready one from Amazon Store .

Watch the video here :

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Enjoy!! :)

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Step 1: What you will need ?

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- Paper Wing Cut-out
Download free here :

Or here :

- Metal Wire (11 ~12cm)

- Hollow plastic tube (cut out from balloon stick , size : 4 ~5cm)

- Rubber band

- Plastic Bead

Step 2: Bend the metal wire into a “V” shape

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- Bend the metal wire into a V shape as shown in the diagram.

Step 3: Hook the rubber band onto the metal wire.

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- The rubber band should be cut and tie a knot at the end. Like the picture shown.

- The lenght of the rubber band after the knot been made should be about half the length of the balloon stick.

- Hook the rubber band onto the metal wire.

Step 4: Insert the metal wire with the rubber band into the plastic hollow tube.

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- Insert the metal wire together with the rubber band into the plastic hollow tube.

- Pull the metal wire and ensure the rubber band is stretch with the knot sitting securely at
the other end of the hollow tube. If the knot is not big enough you can make the size bigger making another knot.

Step 5: Insert the rubber bead into the metal wire.

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- Insert the rubber bead into the metal wire.

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Elieli4 months ago

I made the butterfly, but it doesn't fly well, it goes down, sorts of a freefall. What can I be doing wrong?

Linwhittle2 years ago
I would appreciate an email with the pattern also
Kiddyhub (author)  Linwhittle2 years ago
kidkid1082 years ago
Can you please email me the pattern!please
Kiddyhub (author)  kidkid1082 years ago
what is your email ?
louanncrum2 years ago
I would love the pattern email to me. The surveys won't load on my computer...the world just turns, and turns and turns! Thanks!!!
wparrish2 years ago
I would like the pattern as well. Thank you very much.
Kiddyhub (author)  wparrish2 years ago
your email please ?
mathiemom2 years ago
I would like to download the wing pattern too. The surveys never end, and I cannot get the wing pattern either.
Kiddyhub (author)  mathiemom2 years ago
please send me your email.
clarabellem2 years ago
Can you email me the wing pattern please? The surveys are never ending!
im unable to download d pattern of the wings :(
Kiddyhub (author)  nareshlakshman283 years ago
what's is your email ? I sent to u :)
can yo pls tel me how to make the wings ??
Kiddyhub (author)  nareshlakshman283 years ago
Please download at :

The surveys will no tload on my computer, it says direct link disabled. please help!!!!!
Kiddyhub (author)  Matrix-technician3 years ago
wat's your email ?
Thank's for the help. I have it figured out. I just took a quick trip to my local library and printed it out there.
Kiddyhub (author)  Matrix-technician3 years ago
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Thanks a mill for giving me link. But i'm on dial-up(yes, i'm that far behind the times) and there is no way i can download 57mb. It estimated download time of almost an hour. Is there anyway you can just email me the wing diagrams?
Kiddyhub (author)  Matrix-technician3 years ago
the link has been fixed :)

Download here :
It must just be my comp because it's still saying "oops!, direct link disabled. try another survey?" And all of the surveys lead to that page.
MetaRidley23 years ago
can you post another link for the wings?
Kiddyhub (author)  MetaRidley23 years ago
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Thank you!
will a straw work for the tube?
Kiddyhub (author)  oldanvilyoungsmith5 years ago
straw is too soft...the tension from the rubber band will crush it :)
tape electical tape around the straw, to make it more sturdy
rikels Kiddyhub5 years ago
 i use a straw, and it just works fine... but i can't download the wings :P
oh yeah attach a very very very small recorder on the bottem and spy away!
jid46114 years ago
Kiddyhub (author)  jid46114 years ago
thanks for the support :)
jid46114 years ago
I dont like the surveys........ its telling me to download stuff
my computer's slow as it is
Kiddyhub (author)  jid46114 years ago
send me your email address.. to

totallyaaa4 years ago
i think that if you become a pro memeber then we should be able to get the measurement s for the wings straight away .
the link dosnt work
Kiddyhub (author)  totallyaaa4 years ago
there is a simple survey to answer before you can at least I can keep my free site going :) .

If you got a problem downloading ... please email me your address and i will send it to you.
totallyaaa4 years ago
i cannot get the pattern for the butterfly how do i get it and i need it today
redbeatles4 years ago
PDF file not download
Kiddyhub (author)  redbeatles4 years ago
please try again.. after completing the survey, thanks for the support
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