Today I have another Recycled Craft to share, yay! After we made our Stained Glass Easter Eggs, I still had a ton of milk jugs lying around so I asked Little Tiger (age 4, preschooler) if she wanted to do the craft again. She said yes without hesitation. I gave her the choice of making butterflies to add to our Bug Crafts collection or Flowers to decorate our window for Spring. She picked butterflies, so in no time at all we made some beautiful butterflies that look like they are glowing hanging on our window.
Stained Glass Butterfly Milk Carton Kids Craft
Empty and cleaned plastic milk jugs
Butterfly stencils (I made a large stencil and a small stencil out of cardstock)
1. Use the butterfly stencils to trace as many butterflies as possible on the flat surfaces of the milk carton. Carefully cut them out. The hardest part was cutting through the mouth of the jug, once the scissors were through it was easy cutting.
2. Use the permanent markers to decorate the butterflies. The marker will be a little sticky until it dries. I pulled up some pictures of butterflies on my phone that Little Tiger liked using to design her butterflies.
3. Cut a piece of fishing line and tape the butterflies to it, then hang up your decoration and enjoy how the sun lights up the kids artwork!