Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Making Spring Inside

I'm so excited because my friend Inky is here visiting me from New York! I had so many fun things planned out to do with her, but it keeps raining and snowing here. I'm so tired of the snow, I'm ready for Spring and warm weather!

Inky and I wanted to take Sunny for a walk, but it was snowing again. I was so disappointed and feeling low, but then Inky suggested that we could make it Spring inside the house! Inky is so clever.

We pulled out a bunch of craft supplies and got busy.

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We cut out butterfly shapes from pretty paper and decorated them.

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Then we got really creative. I'll show you how to make a really cool butterfly!

You need two squares of pretty paper, about the same size.

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Fold them up like a fan.

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Then you need something that holds its shape. I used a twist-tie. A pipe cleaner would work really well, too.

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Bend it in half, and then slide your folded up papers inside it. Pinch it together at the top of the papers, and bend the ends into curly antennae.

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Now you've made a cute butterfly that you can put anywhere that needs a little bit of Spring!

If you want to see how to make another type of butterfly, visit Inky's blog!

Inky and I taped the butterflies all around my desk. Inky even hung one from the ceiling! Isn't it fun?

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Now my desk is all about Spring, even though it's still acting like Winter outside!

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21 comments:

  1. That is such a fun idea! It looks beautiful and springy in your room now!

    Great work, Piper and Inky. :-)

    Love,
    The Green Girls

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  2. Where do you get all that stuff? Art supplies? You are so lucky! I know a lot who would be jealous. :)

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  3. Ooooohhhhh what a simple and fun craft idea for this cold weather around here too .. we will have to try that out and get us a little spring .. you seem to have all kinds of kewl ideas .. thanks for sharing ..

    Kelsyee

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  4. Wow Piper that looks like so much fun! You and Inky had some great ideas. :)

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  5. Wow! It looks like you and Inky had loads of fun! And your room looks sooo pretty! :D

    ~Miranda

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  6. Love the room Piper. ;)

    ~Leanna

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  7. Hi Piper,

    What a great idea to bring spring inside! The paper butterflies adorn your room nicely.

    I've never made accordion-style butterflies before. I've made tissue paper flowers that way, but never butterflies. I should try that!

    ~Sophie

    P.S. Maybe I can come visit you someday? I know I'd love to meet you in person.

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  8. Salut, Piper!
    Wow, I am in love with your outfit! It is so me. You should consider selling some clothes on your Etsy shop; I'd definitely be interested in buying. :)
    Sabine

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  9. You are SO Pretty! I hope you had fun!

    ~Bambi

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  10. YAY your back!! I really like your blog because you show us how to make things and you take really great photos!!

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  11. Your room looks so pretty now!

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  12. What a great project for spring!! It looks like you and Inky had a wonderful time together. :) Thanks for sharing this idea with all of us.

    Tess

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  13. I love your table and chair— cute spring room!

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  14. Very fun! Maybe e and my sister will try that! Your desk looked so pretty! I will definitely look at Inky's blog because she seems like a fun girl!

    Jacklynn

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  15. I want your room!!!:DLol I love your outfit piper!:)

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  16. You are the most amazing photographer ever! Amazing!!!!!!

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  17. Hey, I have the same desk! Our Mom's must shop at the same store. :)

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  18. Hi! I love this idea. I'll make sure to decorate my room! I absolutely LOVE your blog & I made sure we (Hazel & Kanani/Simona & Brittany) would follow it! Can't wait for new posts! ~.^

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  19. WOW You are amazing at making things for your A.G dolls!!! :)

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