Make & Do

A selection of crafts and activities suitable for children, includes some simple crafts that can even be done with toddlers!

Waxy Flutterflies


We all know how much Wubbzy loves flutterflies and this simple craft has to be much better than chasing flutterflies in the garden!

Wax Butterflies - Toddler Craft  

A little preparation is needed and the finishing touch will need to be done by a responsible person, but little ones can have a lot of fun doing this - especially if they have just discovered the joys of a pencil sharpener!

You will need

  • waxed paper
  • a marker pen
  • wax crayons
  • pencil sharpener
  • scissors
  • a non-steam iron

What to do

  1. Sharpen the crayons and save the shavings.
    Wax Crayon Shavings
  2. Draw a flutterfly outline on the waxy side of the wax paper and let your little one cover it with crayon sprinkles (lighter colours work better).
    Wax sprinkles
  3. Cover with another piece of wax paper, waxy side touching the sprinkles and iron quickly with a very cool iron (no steam) - it should only take a few seconds for the wax to melt and the paper to bond together.
    Wax Flutterfly covered
  4. When cool cut out the flutterfly with scissors and if you want to hang it up punch a hole in the top for a piece of string or ribbon.
    Flutterflies cooling
Posted by at Monday, April 26, 2010 12:26 PM