Fantasia 2000 – Spinning Butterflies

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“Walt Disney described the art of animation as a voyage of discovery into the realms of color, sound, and motion.” – Angela Lansbury


It is important to introduce kids to great music.  Nothing beats the music in Fantasia 2000 (except maybe the music in Fantasia 1940).  The scene with the triangular butterflies is one of my favorites because I LOVE Beethoven’s Symphony #5.  Hubby and I went to hear it performed live by our local symphony orchestra–AMAZING!

I thought it would be loads of fun to make some butterflies with my kids.  But we couldn’t make just any butterfly.  They needed to move.  I found a tutorial for twist top butterflies and knew that I had to try them out.  


Twist Top Butterflies

Materials Needed:

  • 24 gauge wire
  • A ruler
  • Small elastic hair bands
  • Construction paper
  • A black sharpie marker
  • Pliers
  • A thin paintbrush
  • White out
  • Tape


For the tutorial check out You Are My Fave.  It will walk you through everything you need to do step-by-step.


Princess winding up the butterfly.  (Be careful not to wind it too much or you’ll snap the elastic.)  


Let it go!

Watch our butterfly in action HERE.

Other movies you could make these for:

  • A Bug’s Life
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Tinkerbell Movies
  • Mary Poppins

What other movies can you think of?

Finally, here is that lovely butterfly scene from Fantasia 2000.  Enjoy!


Butterfly Scene


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Welcome to Fun-Filled Flicks! I am a Disney-loving mother of three who hopes that this site will help you make lots of memories with your own family.

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