These butterflies can be made in a wide range of styles depending on the talent of the person painting them. The above photo was of a butterfly painted by a seven year old child.
This is really easy to do and all you need is some acrylic paint, popsicle sticks, gitter and a small piece of yarn.
First, you lay four popsicle sticks side by side. You can put a tiny bit of glue between the sticks (on their sides) to help them stay together.
Then you glue four more popsicle sticks, side by side, across the previous four at an angel (forming the two wings of the butterfly).
Next you glue one popsicle stick across both layers down the middle for the body of the butterfly.
When the glue dries, you paint the butterfly, adding colors and glitter to create the look you want. Allow it to dry.
Once your butterfly is dry, add two posts of glue on the backside at the tops of the wings. Affix one end of the yarn to each side and keep in place until the yarn feels firmly glued in place.
Wait a while to give it time to set even further. And then you are finished!
These butterflies make pretty Christmas tree ornaments and also make pretty Spring decorations for hanging around the house. They can also be affixed to gifts as an added personal touch to gifts.