I came up with the design for this Hershey’s butterfly months ago. When I saw how cute it was, I decided to save it for convention swaps or gifts. I ended up making almost 50 of these critters, because they were so much fun to make.
The double-sided brights designer paper stack is ideal for making these butterflies. The paper twists so that on the bottom you see one pattern and the top you see the other. For a complete supply list and link to my store, please see the end of this tutorial.
Hershey’s Butterfly Tutorial
Step One Template
1. To make this butterfly easier to make, we will be making a template in steps 1-4. To make the template, start with a 10“ x 1” strip of scrap card stock. On the long side, make a HALF INCH SCORE MARK at the 1”, 4-¼” and 7-½” marks.
Step Two Template
2. Cut along both sides of these ½” marks to create tiny slots 1/16” wide.
Step Three Template
3. Then take your paper snips and cut away the tiny strips that remain.
Step Four Template
4. This is what your template should look like when it’s done.
5. To make the butterfly, start with TWO 10” x 1” strips of Melon Mambo Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.
6. Trace the slots from your template onto the TWO strips. If you look closely, you will see the pencil lines on the melon mambo strips.
7. Cut along both sides of the pencil marks to create tiny slots 1/16” wide. Then take your paper snips and cut away the tiny strips that remain.
8. Bend both strips into a backward ‘S’ shape as shown.
9. Bring the strips together so that the slots line up.
10. Interlock both strips along the aligned slots making sure that the two long ends end up being side-by-side. If you end up with a long end and a short end next to each other, carefully pull the two strips apart and try again.
11. To make the filler strips, start with a 4” x 4” piece of Melon Mambo Card Stock. On one side, score at the 1”, 2” and 3” marks.
12. On the other side, cut the card stock into one-inch strips.
13. Fold the strips into triangles as shown.
14. Place the strips inside the loops of the butterfly. Be sure to insert the triangles gently, so as not to tear the designer series paper.
15. Pop a Hershey’s kiss into each triangle.
16. To create the antennae, curl the two long ends with a skinny wooden dowel or skewer.
17. Ta Da!! You are finished!!
Time Saver Steps
Time Saver Step 5: If you are making the butterflies out of 12 x 12 designer series paper, first cut your 12 x 12 paper at the10” mark to create a 10” x 12” piece and a 2” x 12” piece. Take the 10” x 12” piece and cut into into 1” strips along the 12” side to create twelve 10” x 1” strips. Then take the 12” x 2” piece and cut it at the 10” mark to create a 10” x 2” piece. (you will have a 2” x 2” square left over that is not used for this project). On the 2” side of the10” x 2” piece, cut at the 1” mark to create two 10” x 1” strips. You should now have FOURTEEN 10” x 1” strips enough strips to make SEVEN butterflies.
Time Saver Step 11: To make multiple filler strips, cut a piece of coordinating card stock 4” x 8”. On the 4” side, score at 1”, 2” and 3” marks.
Time saver Step 12: On the 8” side, cut into one inch strips. This step will create EIGHT filler strips, enough for TWO butterflies.
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