felt butterfly wands that were passed out when people came in. (I love how they came out. I took pics of the steps so a tutorial is coming.)
cool butterfly craft. It wasn't messy, I wasn't scared of kids spilling glue, or getting ink or paint on my stuff and it was really fun.
- paper plates
- scissors (just one pair for the grown up)
- double sided tape
- googly eyes
- pipe cleaners
- foam sheets
- foam shape stickers or other stickers
You cut the plates in half in a design and then help the kids take the pieces of plate to a long piece of foam. See how you'll get the basic butterfly shape. Have them pick out and add the pipe cleaner and googly eyes and let them stick whatever else on it they want. You can curl the pipe cleaners too for a different look. This entertained the two year olds and the 10 year old (and one 30 something year old ahem Kelli).
'pin the butterfly on the flower'. The musicmaker drew a giant flower and we stuck it to the wall. The kiddos got these cool fairy butterfly stickers to use.
And of course we enjoyed just hanging out, lots of grown up chatting, kiddo dancing and kid wrangling. I'm pretty sure Langdon is going to be a football player when he grows up.
butterfly goodie bags that my sister and the naughties made up. All they did was by decorate clothes pins with googly eyes, pipe cleaner antennae and clip them to those small zip top bags. Thanks to BakedBree for the cute idea.
It was so much fun, it really makes me want to have more get-togethers more often. Anyways check back in on Friday for the food post.
UPDATE: Click here to see the part II of this post, the food.