Yes! There is one more. Take a look at the two previous butterfly crafts (one that's directly from Alkema's Scrap Magic, and a variation) if you're unfamiliar.
This one is probably the trickiest of the three, but how difficult it feels depends on where your skills lie. The shaping of the butterfly all happens in the first step, and you end up with basically a single-piece object, which can be less frustrating than having to put together four separate wing pieces. However, the papier mache-ing is a bit more difficult (I think it's still fun, though).
Here's how you make this butterfly. Shape a piece of sturdy craft wire (I used 22-gauge steel wire) into a butterfly. (I made two equally-sized loops and a skinny loop in the center and then wrapped the ends around the center to make the body. Then I bent the wings into shape.)
Next, tear pieces of newspaper into strips of various widths, none more than an inch or so wide. Prepare a small bowl of wallpaper paste or papier mache goop. Dip strips into the paste/goop, smooth the excess off with your fingers, and wrap the strip around the wire armature. Keep covering until the wing and body surfaces are complete. Lay the end of a foot-long length of wire against the body, and smooth a couple of layers of paper over it to seal it to the body. Let everything dry.
You may find that when you handle the dry butterfly that the wire stem you attached at the end slides right out Don't worry about that right now; it's time to paint! Use acrylic or tempera.
I did multiple coats to get a more realistic-ish effect, though I think the pattern turned out a little weird. Ah well.
Now, reinsert the stem wire, along with a dab of glue, and let that dry. If the wire still won't stay in, poke holes in the papier mache near the sides of the body, thread the wire through, and twist it around the body securely.
Either keep the other end of the wire straight, so you can place it anywhere — or, wrap the end tightly around a rock that's heavy enough to hold up the butterfly.
This concludes the trio of Alkema's Scrap Magic-inspired butterflies. I hope it was somewhat enjoyable.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.