Papercut butterfly

Hello there. I hope you all had a lovely summer. My children are back at school and I returned to work a few weeks ago so summer seems like a distant memory – I even had to dig my winter coat out yesterday πŸ™

Papercut butterfly // free template

This butterfly suncatcher tutorial is one of the most popular posts I’ve written for this site so I thought it was time to do another butterfly related project. These papercut butterflies are very cute – and versatile too. They make fab gift toppers, garlands and decorations and look great in a range of colours. All you need to make them is a reasonable craft knife and a steady hand.

Papercut butterfly // free template

Papercut butterfly // free template

Papercut butterfly // free template

Papercut butterfly // free template

Papercut butterfly // free template

Papercut butterfly // free template

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Glue or sticky tape
+ Craft knife
+ Cutting mat (optional)

HOW TO
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1. Print out the template (the pdf is at the foot of the post). Set your printing preferences to β€˜photo’ or ‘text and image’. Using a pair of scissors cut along the outside of the butterflies.
2. Using a craft knife cut out the interior shapes.
3. Fold the wings as shown and them glue the back sheet to the front. If you are making a garland you can sandwich a piece of thread in between the two shapes before sticking together.
4. Using a pencil curl the antennae.

Ta-da…job done!



TEMPLATES
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You can print out the template here.

Papercut butterfly

Geometric snowman

Hello. Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well…I can’t believe how quickly November is racing by!

I’ve been making some paper snowmen. They are perfect to use as tree decorations – or would look great on a shelf. All you need to do is print out the templates and then cut, fold and glue them together. PDF’s are at the foot of the post.

geometric snowman // minieco

geometric snowman // minieco

I am nearing the end of my teacher training course {which I think I have mentioned before} and life is a little crazy. The site will probably be very quiet over the coming months until life settles down again πŸ™ If I don’t post again before Christmas I really hope you all have a very happy holiday.

geometric snowman // minieco

geometric snowman // minieco

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Something pointy (to score your paper with)
+ Glue

HOW TO
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1. Print out your snowman (the pdf at bottom of post). Make sure you set your printing preferences to β€˜photo’ and β€˜best photo’. Cut around the outside of the shapes.

2. Take the head and body pieces and score along the light grey lines using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold along each of these lines. Glue together

3. Cut and fold the nose.

4. Glue the nose onto the head and the head onto the body. There is also an optional hat that you can make if you want to.

Cheerio for now
Kate ^_^



PRINTABLE FILES
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Snowman – head, nose, hat
Snowman – body