Inspired Craft for Kids with Anna-Wili Highfield – Wings!

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 22nd February 2011

Anna-Wili Highfield and sweet Matilda are with us again today for this special week on the Guest Blog. Today we see how a beautiful set (or two!) of handmade butterfly wings can really make a little ones day – from making to play! – Jenny x

Butterfly Paint Effect, Butterfly Wings.

These are great fun to make with your little friends!

Have a look at a butterflies shape.
Draw onto cardboard. Cut out.
Punch holes with a pencil for elastic to go through later. Splodge paint liberally in desired colours on one or both wings.

Fold. Squash. Open. Awww!

Pull elastic through holes. Belt around the waste. Go flying.

We’ll be horsing around tomorrow, see you then.


by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 22nd February 2011


  • Dominique 4 years ago

    Oh these are absolutely gorgeous. What a clever chicken you are Anna. I LOVE your work. Thank you for your beautiful work and thank you Design Files for your constant wonderfulness! xxxxx

  • Carmen 4 years ago

    I love it! I also have 2 little girls who are I know are absolutely going to adore these wings. Tomorrow’s project coming up! Thank you.

  • madeleine brown 4 years ago

    Gosh, this is beautiful. I may try it without a small friend.

  • Meaghan 4 years ago

    Brilliant idea!

  • Kara 4 years ago

    What a great idea! my girls are going to love doing this…

  • hayley 4 years ago

    im going to make these at MZ’s preschool! so gorgeous! xx

  • Lisa 4 years ago

    this is such an awesomely simple idea. thanks so much for sharing. they look beautiful on the wall too. good luck with the birds!

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