This summer we had lots of fun rearing our caterpillars. It was wonderful seeing the butterflies fly away like they were supposed to, but it was a bit sad once they had gone. Without our real butterflies we decided to fill our house with some other butterflies in the form of a Butterfly Mobile, which we were able to make ourselves.
This Natural History Museum Butterfly Mobile Craft Kit comes with everything you need (apart from a pair of scissors) to make a beautiful mobile featuring pictures of 20 UK butterflies and an identification card so you can spot the “real” butterflies when you are out and about.
The pictures of the butterfly species are stuck onto lengths of ribbon and interspersed with the pastel-coloured butterfly silhouettes.
The ribbons are then stuck down onto a loop of patterned card to complete the mobile. The instructions are clear, but still allow a degree of creativity to allow you to produce something unique. It was also straightforward enough for Freyja to manage to make with minimal input from me, and she was very proud of her finished product.
The mobile is now hanging in pride of place in Freyja’s bedroom. Our real butterflies might have flown away, but we have our own swarm of pretty paper butterflies which are here to stay.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Butterfly Making Craft Kit for review, but as always all opinions and thoughts are our own