Here’s our guide to crafting your own butterfly mobile, inspired by the amazing creatures in Ben Rothery's Sensational Butterflies.

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You will need:

-  Pencils

-  Coloured card

-  Scissors (always ensure only grownups use scissors)

-  Colouring pens

-  Sticky tape

-  A piece of string 

How to make it

1. Using your pencil draw lots of different butterflies onto your coloured card – these can be any size. Remember to give each butterfly two antennae and a small head.

sensational butterflies activity

2. Using your scissors, carefully cut out each butterfly. 

sensational butterflies activity

3. When you’ve cut these out, colour in the wings with any pattern you like. To get them looking just like a real butterfly’s wings, make sure the two sides are matching.

sensational butterflies activity

4. When you’ve coloured in all of your butterflies, use your sticky tape to carefully stick these to your piece of string, leaving space in-between each one. You can make your string as long or as short as you like!

sensational butterflies activity

5. When you’ve stuck all of your butterflies to your string, hang your butterfly mobile up and enjoy your sensational-looking butterflies! 

sensational butterflies activity
  • Sensational Butterflies

  • Butterflies and moths are some of the most amazing creatures in nature.

    There are over 180,000 different kinds and they can be found on every continent except the Antarctic.

    From Monarchs to swallowtails, Blue Morphos to birdwings, the intricate beauty of butterflies spans the globe and yet also settles close to home in a child's garden, local park or window box.

    This large-format book brings the vibrancy and ecosystem of butterflies to life with simple text and gorgeous illustrations, covering the key butterfly and moth families and including scores of fascinating facts.

    Learn the unique way that butterflies see, or be amazed by the multiple double-page spreads showing wingspans in sensational detail.

    A stunning showcase of the world's butterflies and moths, debuting one of the UK's finest natural history illustrators, Ben Rothery.

  • Buy the book

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