This little clay pot butterfly is so adorable and looks so cute when you put her by your indoor plants. She just seems to belong there among the plants.
You can use any size terra cotta pot that you want. This little butterfly is made with a 2 inch clay pot. You could use different size pots and make a little family that would be real cute.
A bigger one would look real cute setting on your patio table watching over everything. Just remember if you want them outside keep them out of the rain because they are not weather proof.
You could even make them for placecards at a party. Just attach a name or you could even paint a name on each one and let them take them home as a gift.
Supplies You Need For This Butterfly
- 2 inch clay pot
- 1 Â½ inch wood bead
- Foam sheets (available at craft stores)
- Pipe cleaners
- Artificial flowers
- acrylic paint
- Thin wire
How To Make Your Butterfly
Paint the clay pot and the head whatever colors you would like. Let dry completely and then paint the face. This is where is gets fun because you can make your clay pot butterfly have any kind of expression that you want. I made mine a smiling face.
With your scissors, cut out the wings from your foam sheets. You can use felt for the wings but you would need to stiffen them with wire.
Glue your wire into the hole on top of the head and curl the ends to make them look like feelers. Glue the wings on the back. Attach one pipe cleaner to each side of the top of the pot behind the head for the arms.
Make a little circle to the ends of the arms and glue the flowers on them. Glue little beads, flowers or whatever you would like on the bottom of the pot. You can use any colors you like on the butterfly. Bright colors seem to make him a very happy clay pot butterfly.
There are so many animals you can make with terra cotta pots. Just use your imagination. Just take your time and your creativity will show through your own designs. Have fun making your own clay pot crafts!!
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