Butterfly Crafts with Bostik

As part of the Bostik craft family with Tots100 I was sent a bundle of fun this month with the Bostik glue being 'Sew Simple' - Yeah, that concerned me slightly.... you know I got ungraded for making a pin cushion when I was 12.... it bent the pins - it was a fair grade.... but needless to say - put me off sewing!!
Butterfly crafts for kids

Anyway, we have a bundle of goodies and thanks to Insect Lore we also have real caterpillars growing into painted lady butterflies so I thought this would be our theme for 'Sew Simple'!
 Butterfly crafts for kids
Butterfly craft with Bostik and Tots100

Obviously first up - caterpillars.  We used some felt and a circle cutter for our caterpillar and used our Bostik to glue the body parts together.  I must admit it didn't really work for felt and we ended up glueing the felt to card backing and then on to each part of the body.
Butterfly crafts for kids

For butterflies, we decided to vamp up the blank canvas bag.  Now, this - the glue was perfect for.  I found a great template on Favequilts.com and used this to cut out some butterflies on the fabrics supplied.
Butterfly crafts for kids

Butterfly crafts for kids

I rather enjoyed this, and Max loved glueing the images onto the bag and then had a good rummage in our craft box for some butterfly buttons (that I had no idea we had!).
Butterfly crafts for kids

Butterfly crafts for kids
Note to self - I will need to get the iron out next time.....

I was rather impressed with the glue, and as I'm not one sewing I thought I'd try my hand at making a little bag - and it worked!! The first attempt at anything fabric based (that doesn't involve a staple gun or mod podge since the pin cushion days) so bear with me!

First up I put a hem on the material to give it a nice clean finish so it didn't fray (that was scary enough!)

Butterfly crafts for kids

Then from our box of goodies, I got bold and added a handle!

Butterfly crafts for kids

I glued around the end of one half and closed the fabric up and wahey - got ourselves a little bag to put all our spare pieces of material in for our next craft day.

Butterfly crafts for kids

Butterfly crafts for kids

The best part of today was by the end of our crafting, wet and windy day - our little-painted lady butterflies currently hanging in a chrysalis - started to hatch and spread their wings.


Thank you, Bostik and Tots100 for our goodies

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