Paper butterfly hangings are a sweet way to reuse scrap paper. This is a simple craft for little ones, with quick results, and we find the butterflies make excellent decorations in dens ;)
1/ Find a piece of scrap paper (old letters/ envelopes, paper bags/ used wrapping paper, newspaper, etc.). It's nice to add some colours to your chosen paper. We decorated an old envelope with watercolour crayons.
2/ Draw a large circle and diamond shape template onto the paper as shown, and cut out.
3/ Fold the paper in a concertina pleating manner.
4/ Pinching the centre, use cotton thread or wool to tightly tie the mid section and secure, also adding a loop to hang your butterfly. Unfold the pleating to create your butterfly.