Create a fabulous wooden butterfly hanging and loop it over the end of a bed or hang it securely from the ceiling for a lovely mobile. Why not let your children have fun helping to paint and decorate the butterflies with you, supervising them to ensure their safety? All you have to do is to simply buy the items listed below and then follow our instructions. It’s a fun project to keep your little ones amused on a rainy afternoon!
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Draw the outline of the butterfly design onto a piece of paper, then cut out and trace around the edges onto pieces of light wood or MDF. Draw a large butterfly, and two smaller butterflies, or choose your own design. Take your Dremel 300 Series multi-tool, attach the Multi-Chuck (4486) and then select a Spiral Cutting Bit (561) and cut out the butterfly shapes from the wood.
Smooth the edges of the cut out shapes using the multi-tool fitted with the SpeedClic Mandrel (SC402) and a SpeedClic Abrasive Buff in either Coarse/ Medium (511s) or Fine(512s) depending on your needs.
Then, drill holes slightly larger than the thickness of the cord through the top and bottom of each butterfly using the multi-tool fitted with the Multi-Chuck and appropriate sized drill bit from the Precision Drill Bit Set (628).
Paint the butterflies in bright colours and allow them to dry thoroughly. Use an embossing pen to outline and fill in some of the painted areas and sprinkle on embossing powder. Tap off the excess powder, then use the Versatip with hot blower head to heat and fuse the powder. Decorate other areas of the butterflies with the Versatip fitted with the Hot Knife woodburning tip.
Join the butterflies together using the cord, forming a hanging loop above the large butterfly. Thread a few small beads onto the cord below the smallest butterfly and tie a secure knot.