It’s can’t actually fly though, mummy! – JD, 4
What’s in your recycling bin? If it’s anything like ours, you’ll find a few food cans, maybe some pizza boxes, torn up card from toys, furniture and bulk nappy buys and reams and reams of junk mail.
Recently, JD, Miss J and I decided to do something about it. We found a cardboard box (the box for the Stokke Tripp Trapp is virtually butterfly shaped already!) and cut out a butterfly shape.
Next, JD spent a happy hour drawing all over it with a pen, then when he lost interest in that, we gathered up all of the junk mail in the house and ripped it up. Then we grabbed some PVA glue and set to work covering the whole butterfly in the torn up pieces.
All in all, it took a few hours over the course of a week, but the result is quite pleasing and the butterfly took a walk around the local parkland with us (and the camera) and is now hanging proudly in JD’s bedroom.
Are you inspired? Have you done any junk mail artwork? I’d love to hear about it.