You will need:
- Coloured Strips
- Glue (PVA is best)
- Quilling tool
- Circle size tool
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Choose three colours. One colour is full length. Cut the second colour in half and the third colour into a quarter. Glue one full one length, one half length and one quarter length together in that order. You now have one long strip. Do this so you have four multi-coloured strips.
For the large butterfly wings, use the quilling tool and start curling your strip around from the quarter end.
Let the coil go inside the 30mm circle.
Glue the coil, don’t use a lot of glue, hold for 10-15 seconds.
Shape the coil into a teardrop shape. Do this again with another strip.
For the smaller wings do the same but size the coil to 22mm.
You should now have four teardrops, two large ones, two small ones.
Choose one colour strip and cut into quarters.
Make two tight coils with a two quarter length strips.
Poke your quilling tool gently through the middle of the tight coils to form cone shapes.
Glue the two cones together at the largest ends.
Cut a strip to quarter length.
Fold in half.
Form loose coils on both sides.
Glue the antennae and body together – this is incredibly fragile, once you have glued and are happy with the position leave it until it has fully dried.
Glue the large wings to the small wings (curved ends not pointy ends) and leave to dry.
Once dried glue the wings to the body and leave to dry.
Then pinch the top of the wings at an angle to shape the wings and you have made a butterfly
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