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One of the things that my little boy loves to do is make a “scribble scrabble” – a piece of paper where you scribble colours all over it to make a pretty picture.

Scribble scrabbleHe loves making them, and sometimes we use them as wrapping paper or the background for a card.

The other day it occurred to me that they would make gorgeous butterflies, so I got out my Beautiful Butterflies die and the Big Shot, as well as my butterfly punches and set him loose.   He adores being allowed to play with “Mummy’s precious toy” (AKA my Big Shot!).

Scribble scrabble butterfly IMG_2682

Scribble scrabble butterfly

Beautiful butterflies


This next photo shows you how to make the largest butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies die – fold a piece of paper in half and line the fold up along the edge of the ‘half’ butterflies on the die.  This way you get 6 butterflies out of one run through the Big Shot.

Beautiful Butterflies negative image


This is his ‘art work’ after spending a happy half hour with his butterflies and a glue stick.

Scribble scrabble butterfly artYou could use the same technique to make gorgeous butterflies for grown up cards and decorations.

Thanks for reading

Caro x