DIY Butterfly Smiley Stickers




About: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A crazy craft addict! Obsessed with swirls and polka dots... Love green craft and rustic home decors... and Instructables is pretty much my second home!

I've made these paper butterfly stickers (with smiley faces) about a year ago, but didn't realize how cute they are until some of my friends told me!
You can make these for the little ones, use'em as home decor, express how you feel (with the smiley faces), for scrap-booking, collage art and so much more. If anyone is sad or hurt, the sad smiley butterfly really helps! they're sooo adorable that you won't feel sad while they're around!

Step 1: Materials Needed

Things you'll need to make the paper butterfly:-

1) Colorful crafting paper,
2) Scissor,
3) Glue and
4) Double-sided tape,
5) Pen.

Step 2: Making the Wings

I used two different colors for the wings ( upper and lower ). Cut any one of the craft papers for the upper part of the wing as shown in the second picture of this step. Make small even folds on the paper horizontally. Similarly, cut and fold another craft paper for the lower part of the wing, but this time use a different color and make sure that the lower part of the wing is slightly smaller than the upper part.

Step 3: Joining Both Wings

Cut out 4 pieces of papers as shown in the picture. 2 for the antennas, 1 for wrapping both wings together and 1 for the body (respectively).

Hold both wings together, squeeze them on the center. Apply glue on the thin paper and neatly wrap it around the center of the wings.

Step 4: Attaching the Body and Antenna

Twirl the 2 thin paper pieces to make the antennas and draw a cute smiley face on the body part.

Glue the antennas with the body and then glue the body on the middle of the wings.

Step 5: Stickers!

Attach a both side sticky tape on back of the butterfly.

Now you can stick these cute butterflies anywhere you want. Kids love it, I can tell... because I've made dozens of these for my little cousins.

Happy crafting!



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    2 years ago

    Love your instructable. I have made these a long time ago out of advertising pages in magazines. Makes them very colorful as well. Seeing yours, I will have to make some more. I love butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration.


    I made mine in pastel colours glued little magnets on the back and now they are on the fridge kids live them


    6 years ago on Introduction

    It is indeed one of the best collection of paper buttery stickers with few carrying smiley faces. I am really inspired to try this at home and put it at by wardrobe to add new beauty over it. Thanks for giving me this idea.

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    Thank you very much davidlisa! they're cute and always there with a smiley face, enjoy crafting these cuties :)


    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is simply the most amazing yet simple paper craft i ve ever seen. And i was totally addictied to making them :-) and here they are ... i first one is a replica of the instructable. The second one i tried a conical shape and it came out good as well... Third and fourth ones i gave some designs on the wings before folding them :-) Thanks for sharing this amazing craft work muhaiminah :-)

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    Thank you sooooo much Karthik! your butterflies look even better. love the 2nd and the 4th one, they look really cute and the 3rd one looks totally gorgeous.
    Have a fun crafty day!