I live 2 hours away from my family. I don't get home as often as I like so once in awhile I like to send my nieces and nephews surprises via UPS. This year I sent them all Easter baskets and I asked my sister what my little niece might like in hers. My sis said that she likes to play dress up. How fun is that?? Well, I could not find much for playing dress up here in the town I live in. I found a cute little netted skirt with butterflies on it so I bought that thinking I could make some butterfly wings for her to wear with the skirt. I went to the fabric store to buy a pattern for wings, but they were sold out! I'm not sure why- but I figured...how hard could it really be? So, here is my version of butterfly wings for a toddler :) I bought 6 pieces of lavander fun foam sheets and 8 pieces of a fun glittered pink. I then made a simple pattern for wings and cut out the lavander sheets. I cut out 2 upper wings and 2 lower wings and then I cut out 2 body parts. I cut 8 pieces of the glittered pink just a touch smaller and glued them on top of the lavander on both sides- making each wing seperately. Then I took the 2 oval shaped lavander pieces and glued the wings sandwiched between them to end up with wings that look like this:
Here is Miko modeling the wings for me since I didn't have a toddler to help me see if the size was okay. He only had them on for about 5 minutes tops- he doesn't care for being a butterfly . You can see Poopie cat's tail in the picture because Poopie cat is Miko's best friend :) My sister said that my niece loved her basket but my nephew liked wearing the wings more. I think that is so cute!
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