Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Suncatcher - Craft Project

On a much lighter note than my previous post, I would like to continue on Butterfly theme.
I have done research on the Internet - nobody else had it done before, I guess I am claiming the Copyright on this one:)

You will need: Lid from fresh produce or cookies or anything else that comes in a clear package. By the way, soon I will have a project on how to use a bottom from the same containers....

Nail Polish and your favorite drawings of Butterflies (if you don't have any, you can get them here), masking tape.

Start by cutting off the sides of the lid to make it flat.
Put the flat plastic piece over the butterfly drawing and secure with masking tape.

Start filling in the colors. Make sure you work in a well ventilated area because of the high fumes from the nail polish, for the same reason I would not recommend this project for kids of any age.

Let the butterflies dry over night in a well ventilated area. Voila!

My butterflies are enjoying our bathroom window - it is amazing how they are changing colors throughout the day. I've used suction cup hooks to hang them but you can create a mobile as well.

If you will decide to make these butterflies, I would like to see your pictures.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


  1. Love the butterflies! We've done something similar to this but we used permanent markers. Other then putting down a table cloth to make sure the kids didn't it on the table, everyone was able to make one. We did this last year with a christmas theme. We'll have to try out the butterflies! So pretty!

  2. Thank you, Roundabout for stopping by.