Butterfly Pencil Valentine


Lucy and I are so excited! We finally figured out how we wanted to use our glitter stamped hearts to make valentines for her class! IMG_9176We had been playing around with the hearts and some valentine pencils we had bought and finally decided on butterflies. I love how they turned out! Here’s how we made our butterflies~

Materials: heart shaped paper for wings, pencils, scissors, pipe cleaners

1. Make some glitter heart wings for your butterfly. (See our previous post for directions here.)

2. Choose the two hearts you want to use for your butterfly.


3. Overlap them by about 1 1/2 inches.


3. Holding the overlapping part together between your fingers, fold the hearts as if they were a greeting card, with glitter sides facing out.  (In the photo below the glitter side of the pink heart is facing the table).


4. Cut two slits on the folded edge for the pencil.


5. Unfold the folded edge and slip the pencil through the first slit…..


6. …. and then through the second slit. The pencil is now holding your hearts together.


7. Use half of a pipe cleaner to add antennae, and you’re done!


Lucy needed quite a bit of help assembling the butterfly. We finally got a system going~ she’d hand me the two hearts and pencil for the butterfly, I’d do the cuts and insert the pencil, then she’d attach the antennae and shape them. It didn’t take too long at all!


Now we are trying to decide if we want to write our valentine messages to her friends on the back of the wings or attach some kind of little note. Hmm….. we still have a few weeks to figure it out!


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3 Responses to Butterfly Pencil Valentine

  1. Amy says:

    I love it! I recently saw another valentine idea that included a pencil, but I think this one is more creative.

  2. anna1975 says:

    This is so sweet. I am a bit envious of Lucy’s valentine-receivers!

  3. cuddlebugkidsetsy says:

    So cute! Homemade valentines are so sweet!

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