Paper Butterfly Mobile

I have a door sized window next to my front door at the shop.  I tried curtains and random displays, but really wasn't happy with anything until I put together these bright and colorful paper mobiles.  They were super easy to make and I LOVE my window now!

Supplies needed:

Cardstock or construction paper in a variety of colors
Butterfly punch or template
Hot glue gun
Thick string or yarn
Weight for the bottom of the sculpture (I used an acrylic crystal)

Make a loop on one end of your string and hang it from something high enough that allows you to work.  The length should be however long you want your sculpture to be.  Tie your weight onto the bottom of the string.

Cut various sized circles out of your paper and cut each circle halfway through.  Put a line of hot glue 1/4 of the way around the outside edge of the circle and pull the other side of the circle in to form a cone.

Using a template or a butterfly punch, cut out assorted butterflies.

Attach two different colored butterflies back to back, with your string in the center.  Fold the wings of the butterflies away from each other.

Attach 3 or more of the circle/cones to each other and to the string, keeping the string in the middle.

When you're done, hang it in and enjoy!

Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to share your own version of this project.  For the music paper sculpture that's also shown in the window, go here.

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