How to Make a Hanger Butterfly
When left to their own devices kids have a resilient way of keeping themselves entertained, take this butterfly for example. The mind of this fourth grader wanted to make a pretty decoration for her room, so she figured out how to bend and stretch a metal hanger and wrap it with colorful pipe cleaners. I was so impressed I asked her to make three more just for this post, and in exchange she learned the word "armature" and I watched creativity discovered from my sofa.
First get yourself a soft metal hanger, like the kind from your local dry cleaner. Then holding the hanger near the hook, grip the middle of the hanger and pull apart, making a long oval shape.
Bend the hanger backward into a triangle shape. The hook should reach the part of the bent hanger, then squeeze the hook securely around the hanger.
Bend the "wings" to be symmetrical.
This is an armature for a pipe cleaner butterfly.
About 10 pipe cleaners will do it!