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How to make a butterfly costume
Photo: Glenn Glasser; Styling: Kristine Trevino

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How To: Make Butterfly Wings

What You Need
Black leggings and shirt
4 Hangers
Black trash bags
Double-sided tape
Black adhesive felt
Elmer’s glue
Clear packing tape
Office dots (in white and gold)
Orange felt
Headband (in black)

1. Shape hangers to resemble butterfly wings and stick together with clear tape. Cover edges of hangers with black adhesive felt.
2. Cover both sides of wings with black trash bags. Attach with double-sided tape.
3. Let your child cut patterns out of the orange felt. Adhere the orange pieces to both sides of the trash bag covered wings. Decorate the wings with gold and white office stickers.
4. Attach one strip of Velcro to the child’s shirt and the other on the wings. Secure and adjust.

How to: Make Butterfly Headband
1. Decorate a plain black headband with the orange felt and stickers.

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