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How to Make Butterflies Using My Baby's Washcloths

Recreate butterflies with infant washcloths.
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Whether decorating your infant's room with pastel bugs and insects or creating an original display for guest table centerpieces at a friend's baby shower, constructing butterflies made from infant washcloths is an appropriate option. Use a variety of colors and position them on tables or attach a piece of translucent string to the center to hang from a removable hook on the ceiling.

Things You'll Need:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rubber Band
  • Ribbon
  • Infant Washcloth

Lay a square, infant-sized washcloth on your work surface and fold it in half. Reposition the folded cloth so that one short end is facing you.

Fan-fold the folded washcloth back and forth until you have reached the end of the washcloth. Secure the center of the fan-folded cloth by stretching a rubber band over it.

Cut a 3-inch piece of ribbon, wrap it around the center rubber band to hide it and secure the ribbon ends together with a small dab of hot glue. This section resembles the butterfly body while the washcloth appears as wings.

Cut another 2-inch piece of ribbon in the same color, fold it into a "V" shape and secure the fold with a small dab of hot glue. Under the fold, place another dab of hot glue and secure the V ribbon to one side of the piece of ribbon in the center of the washcloth to appear as butterfly antennae.


In lieu of the ribbon body and antennae, curling ribbon and a craft pom pom can be substituted.


  • Do not get glue on the infant washcloth so use the hot glue sparingly.
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