You Will Need ...
  1. Lollipop with the wrapper still intact

  2. Pipe cleaner

  3. Plastic beads

  4. Googly eyes

  5. Paper (can be from a recycled bag or mylar wrapper)

  6. Scissors

  7. Hot glue gun

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Step 1: 

Begin by using your glue gun (adult supervision needed, please!) to stick the googly eyes on the the head of the lollipop (on the wrapper, not the candy!). You could also use a glue dot or self sticking eyes.

Step 2: 

Next, twist the pipe cleaner around the the stick of the lollipop under the candy. The pipe cleaner will stick out at both ends so that you can trim it to the length you desire for butterfly's antennae.

Step 3: 

If you would like to spice up the antennae, string one bead on the tip of each antennae and wrap the pipe cleaner around the bead tightly to hold it in place. Now, begin stringing the beads onto the stick of the lollipop, to create a decorative butterfly body! Once you reach the end of the stick, add just a wee bit of hot glue to the end of the stick and add the last bead. Adult should be the only ones to end the sticks with the hot glue.

Step 4: 

Select the material you are going to use to make the wings. You can use paper that's plain or patterned. You can also use recycled paper from gift or grocery bags, or even mylar candy wrappers. Either way, take your wing material and fold it in half to create a crease. (This is similar to how you might make a cutout heart.) Next, cutting away from the crease, cut as though you were making an exaggerated number 3.

Step 5: 

Unfold the paper cut out, and voila... you have butterfly wings! Place just enough glue down the middle of the wings to stick the butterfly body on. If you used paper for your wings (instead of the mylar), you can now use markers, paint, or whatever else you'd like to decorate the wings. Have fun!

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Basic: 
Food
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children
Variations: 

Since there are so many types of materials you can use to make wings, here are a bunch of my creations to offer you some ideas! Below, you can see how recycled candy wrappers make for beautiful, shiny wings! You can use mylar for the wings, but if you do you must use double-stick tape to add the wings to the beads. Hot glue will warp and melt the mylar.

Variation Photos: