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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Japanese for hello, daytime
Today is a good butterfly day.
Recently I have been noticing just a few, drifting around.
monarch butterfly on marigolds
"There is nothing in a caterpillar
that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly."
- Richard Buckminster Fuller
"Butterflies are self propelled flowers."
- R. H. Heinlein
"The green grass and the happy skies Court the fluttering butterflies."
Here are two butterflies to cut out and use as masks:
Carefully cut out eye holes.
Use a paper hole punch to punch small holes on either side.
You can see where easily on the first butterfly.
Knot an elastic cord (found in the sewing dept.) and thread through the holes, starting from the top, Left side. End on the top, Right side.
Adjust to fit. Knot cord, and cut off extra.
For extra bling, you can knot your cord, leaving enough cord to string on a few beads. The last bead strung, fill the bead hole with some glue, and thread onto elastic cord. Let dry. This should give you some pretty beaded dangles on each side of the mask.
a butterfly gem coloring page, courtesy Dover Publications
"If nothing ever changed,
there'd be no butterflies."
Here is a lovely beaded butterfly pattern:
"But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And how from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire."
- Robert Frost, from "Blue-Butterfly Day"
Let's have some fun iris folding.
If you have forgotten how, or are new to this paper craft,
type in my blog search box:
iris folding, or paper craft
to find how-to tutorials.
butterfly pattern removed at request of bergkaarten