We recently threw a small birthday party in our backyard for our 6-year-old daughter. We invited many of our daughter’s friends and their siblings to the party, so I needed to find an idea for a party favor that would be pleasing to both boys and girls, and user-friendly to both older and younger kids.
I did a little digging online and found the most adorable candy butterflies over at tipjunkie.com! Check out how I made them:
- small seal-able plastic bags (mine were 4×6 inches)
- pipe cleaners
- google eyes
- white glue
I bought all my craft supplies at Hobby Lobby (don’t you just love that store?) and my candy at CVS, using the ECB deal on M&M’s with a coupon!
To begin, I cut out pieces of ribbon to match the length of my clothespins and used the white glue to attach them to one side of the pin. I just used some old ribbon that I found in my scrapbooking stash 🙂 Glue 2 eyes towards the top of the pin (the side that opens up, not the side that you pinch).
Then using a pen, I twisted the pipe cleaner into a circular shape on each side. I also experimented with just using my fingers to make the circles, but they didn’t look as nice as when I did them with the pen.
I filled up each bag about half-full of candy. After squeezing all the excess air out, I sealed the bag and then divided the candy down the middle, pinching the plastic together to form the wings. Place the clothes pin over the middle of the bag and insert the antenna before you close it.Here they are….all ready and waiting for the party guests! A super easy and fun craft that our friends really loved.
I hope you’ll try making them soon 🙂