Make your own fun fluttery butterfly candle holder this summer. I love the way the aluminum can butterflies create shadows on the table or walls. I’m really pleased how well this project turned out. What do you think? I used aluminum cans found during one of our local roadside clean-ups. I see possibilities in trash.
(Older children can do this project. My 13 year old, in the photo above, was able to make very nice butteries on her own.)
Next, gently fold the metal to accommodate a stencil or to draw on a butterfly the desired size. Keep in mind that if you fold with the color on the inside, then you will have the color on the top side of the butterfly like in the picture.
Cut out the butterfly; I designated an old pair of scissors for this job. You can also get metal cutting shears from the hardware store. Don’t use your favorite pair of paper scissors!
Gently unfold the metal. Be careful because this seam has a tendency to break if you over work this edge. These can be painted if desired.