Our Butterfly Lunch was recently included in the darling Styled. magazine, created by Victoria Hudgins at A Subtle Revelry. We wanted to share it with you as well, as a fun springtime activity or birthday party idea.

If you’re heading to the park or just having a picnic in your back yard, this hobo style lunch with an extra surprise will make an ordinary day special. So simple to make, all you need is a butterfly net, a magnetic butterfly, and a bandanna or 21” square piece of fabric. You can buy magnetic butterflies or make your own by gluing a small magnet to the back of a faux butterfly. Pack up a lunch into the netting of the butterfly net and tie opposite corners of fabric together to help support the weight of the lunch. Secure the knot with a clothespin and stick the butterfly to it. Once you arrive at your destination, your child can untie the fabric from their net and use it as a place mat while they eat their lunch. This will reveal the surprise, a butterfly net for post lunch play time. In case the butterflies aren’t out, attach the magnetic butterfly to the metal rim of the net. Your child will have fun catching (or pretending to catch) butterflies while you enjoy the sun and a good book.

Sources: butterfly net, taipantrading.com; butterflies, www.paper-source.com; sandwich bag, surlatable.com; red and white box liner sheets, So Delish. ©One Charming Party.

10 Comments

  1. These are just the cutest…. I love this idea!

    Karen ~ lillybelle Custom Designs    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  2. This is so sweet and clever! You ladies are amazing!

    Kristin    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  3. So, so sweet :) Good job!

    Megan Dunford    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  4. That’s adorable! What fun for little girls!

    Jocelyn    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  5. What a great way to have lunch with the grandchildren. And a lot of fun to go with it trying to catch butterflies. Thanks for sharing!

    Alice    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  6. LOVE!!!! Gosh I need a girl in the family. So pretty and sweet.
    You gals are amazing!

    Jenny @ Hank + Hunt    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  7. such a great way to celebrate spring!

    Julie    Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  8. Best idea ever, let’s go pic-nic, i can’t wait!!

    Eloise    Friday, April 8, 2011
  9. Love this idea! Perfect way to spend a day with my little girl. Just can’t wait for the weather to be warmer.

    Josefina    Friday, April 8, 2011
  10. Oh! It’s so sweet, so cute! =)

    enKsucré    Sunday, April 10, 2011

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