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If you are having a butterfly/fairy day, fandom party, or jewelry making program, a butterfly earcuff craft is a good project to include.
Budget: $30+ (Depends on the supplies you already own)
- Paint pens (I used water based Sharpie paint pens but it can be any paint pen)
- Jewelry wire
- Wire cutters
- Jewelry pliers or needle nose pliers
- Sewing needle and thread
- Look for butterfly wing templates and choose different designs. Print and cut them out for teens to choose. Or allow teens to draw their own.
- Trace template around the foam color of their choosing. White foam is the best to paint on but black works well on all the foam colors.
- Cut out template and draw in the wing design of their choice.
- Outline with the black paint pen and use white for the dots.
- The white might get muddled because of the black so teens can use white paint with a dotting tool.
- Cut the jewelry wire about 8 inches.
- Have teens bend their wire around their ear.
- Using the pliers, make little curls on each end of the wire.
- Using a needle and thread, have each teen sew the wing to the desired location of the wire.
- Fit the cuff to the ear.
- The hardest part of this project is bending the wire. I’d recommend giving teens practice wire to find out the best way to bend it.