This DIY felt butterfly mobile was one of the crafts I designed many years ago. It was the time before Sew a Softie and before I started to focus my attention on just teaching hand sewing to kids. I used to run after school craft classes and birthday parties and I found beading onto wire was a great activity for older kids as well as the little who wanted to join in with their older brothers and sisters. So I designed lots of different crafts using beads and wire…and the kids loved them. This felt butterfly mobile is perfect for those of you with spring fast approaching…actually it’s perfect for every season.
If you prefer you can cut out your butterfly wings from paper or cardboard and get your kids to color the wings. It’s a great idea to get kids to look at photos of butterflies and notice the colors and patterns of their wings before they design their own butterflies.
What you need
Artificial flower stamen for antennas
24 gauge wire