These wings make the perfect book week fancy dress costume for kids. The are inspired by the butterfly in The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
MATERIALS: Cardboard, paint, wax crayons/paint sticks, glue, elastic.
DIRECTIONS: Paint lots of scraps of cardboard with pretty colours and textures. This is fun messy process art and great for little ones. We used paint and then added wax crayon and paint stick textures on top.
Cut your butterfly wing base from cardboard. I draw one side of the butterfly, cut it out, fold it over and trace around it to make the other side.
Paint your butterfly wings and then add add elastic arm straps.
Cut out pairs of shapes from your painted cardboard to decorate your wings.
Arrange your painted shapes and glue them into position and your wings are finished.