Fourever Friends!

 Inspired by Trish’s submission to Artsy Craftsy March challenge, I looked around at home to see if I can make butterfly puppets for Na to play with, since she loves butterflies.   I ended up making butterfly puppets out of paperclips and used pencils for their antennae.

Na educated me that every butterfly needed to have glitter and also stickers on them! So the butterflies got a good dousing of glitter and some stickers also. Half way through the project however, she started asking me for a story! This child I tell ya, she is making me even better at spinning yarn 🙂

All in all a very fun project with puppets and a story woven in! For the tutorial, please check here.

 My submission is below –

The story

Once a upon a time there lived four butterflies that were the thickest of friends. Their names were Neela, Peela, Hara and Gulabi.

One day they decided to meet up for a party. Each butterfly wanted to surprise the other three friends with a special something. So they all thought and thought and this is what they brought! –

Peela the yellow butterfly   

Knew that beyond the golden yellow pear trees there lies

A field of yellow sunflowers looking at the sunny sky

To get them for Gulabi, Neela and Hara, she decided to try!

Neela the blue butterfly

Knew that beyond the sea of blue iris flowers there lies 

A farm of  delicious blueberries as, as blue as the summer sky

To get them for Hara, Gulabi and Peela, she decided to try!


Gulabi the red butterfuly 

Knew that beyond the garden of red roses there lies 

 An orchard of crispy red apples as red as the twilight sky 

To get them for Hara, Peela and Neela, she decided to try!


Hara the green butterfly

Knew that beyond the neat rows of green hydrangea’s there lies

A vineyard of juicy green grapes, a rainbow colour  we admire in the sky

To get them for Gulabi, Peela and Neela, she decided to try!

So Neela, Peela, Hara and Gulabi the four butterflies

Got the four colourful flowers and the four yummy fruits to share  

The flowers became bouquets, and to eat they had a salad of apple, blueberries,  grapes and  pear

What a wonderful party, they exclaimed! Next time won’t you stop by?

The end!!!


  1. Shruti said,

    March 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    🙂 gosh the stories u mom come up with!! 🙂 Amazing!!

  2. Shruti said,

    March 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    ufff !! i “meant” – “u moms”
    is there no way to delete my comments! 😦

  3. Momo's Ma said,

    March 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    hey, seriously woman ur so gifted, n ur kids are really lucky to hav such a super mom. loved the poem, the butterflies n ur creativity. u need to seriously sit down n write some more such lovely words n get them published.. keep going..

  4. starsinmeyes said,

    March 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Very cute!

    • Shankari said,

      March 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

      Thanks! I really admire your blog! It’s an honour to have your comment here!

  5. April 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I can’t decide which is cuter – the puppets or the poem.
    Thanks for the fantastic idea for craft, and I am going to teach my 6 year old all your rhymes..they are infinitely better than the humpty dumpty type morbid crap they learn at school.

    • Shankari said,

      April 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks! It feels good to be appreciated 🙂 I hope V learns it, my first daughter does not want anything to do with these rhymes..She is happy with humpty dumpty 🙂

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