Butterfly Crafts for Kids

Kids love to make crafts with a butterfly motif. This is a guide about butterfly crafts for kids.

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Butterfly Crafts for Kids
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This little gal is quick, easy, and fun! A great children's project.

blue and magenta felt butterfly

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Footprint ButterfliesKids will love it when they get to use their feet to make these cute butterfly prints. No matter the age, all feet will get a tickle from the paint being applied to their footsies. So much fun!

Approximate Time:

Supplies:

  • paint
  • paint brush
  • paper

Instructions:

  1. Set up work area with newspaper to cut down on the mess that could happen with this project.
  2. Paint the bottom of one foot of the child. For really young children, this works well when they are sitting in the high chair.
  3. Press the foot of the child onto the paper on the opposite side to make the first footprint. For example, if you are painting the right foot first, place it on the left side of the paper.
  4. Clean the foot already used and paint the bottom of the other foot of the child.
  5. Press their foot onto the paper to create the footprint that makes up the other half of the butterfly.
  6. Allow to dry.
  7. Add a body and antennas if you wish.

By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA

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Bag ButterflyA very simple project kids can make to decorate their rooms.

Approximate Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Supplies:

  • holiday garland or shredded tissue paper
  • plastic sandwich bag
  • cellophane tape
  • pipe cleaner
  • aluminum foil
  • glue
  • string

Instructions:

  1. Place some holiday garland or shredded tissue paper into a plastic sandwich bag. Fold the top of the bag over and seal it with cellophane tape.
  2. Gather the bag at the center, and wrap the center with a pipe cleaner to form the butterfly body.
  3. Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to form the antennae.
  4. Roll the ends of the antennae into small coils. Crumple small pieces of aluminum foil into two small balls and glue the balls to the pipe cleaner coils to finish the antennae.
  5. Attach a piece of string to the butterfly body so you can hang it from the ceiling or from a curtain rod.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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Fan-Fold ButterfliesSpring is here! I will be submitting different "buggy" crafts that my daughter and I worked on for her birthday party. This butterfly is made from paper that she painted. It is then fan-folded and attached together with pipe cleaner antennas. Cute and simple!

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Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Glue

Instructions:

Paint (or color) a colorful creation on paper. Cover all space on the paper.

Cut out squares of paper, such as 5x5 inches, 9x 9 inches, or whatever size you want. If you use larger paper. you may get several out of one sheet. If you use small paper, you may need to paint more than one piece of paper.

You will need two squares for each butterfly. It looks nice if the bottom square is smaller than the top square.

Fan-fold each square starting at the corner and working diagonally. Once the whole square is fan-folded, fold the strip of paper in half.

Line up the two folded strips of paper for each butterfly so that it makes an "X" and attach together with a black pipe cleaner. Shape the pipe cleaner to look like antenna.

Spead out the fan-folded wings and cut to desired shape (optional). Glue the edges where the two squares meet together. I used clothespins to hold these together until they dried.

Enjoy your beautiful butterflies! I attached a string to ours and hung them from the ceiling. Fan-Fold Butterflies

By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA

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These are cute little magnets that are a blast for the kids to make. They love spraying their artwork with water and watching the colors soften and blend.

Coffee Filter Butterfly Magnets

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This stick craft butterfly is fun to wave in the air like it is flying through your house. Or, use the stick as a plant stake to add something extra to an inside potted plant.

Soaring Butterfly

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Another "buggy" spring craft! These butterflies are so cute and so easy to make. Show them off on your refrigerator for lot's of comments from admirers!

Magnetic Butterflies

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This cute butterfly has pom-poms as a body and as decorations on its wings. The wings are made from paper and the antennas are made from chenille stems and beads.

Pom-Pom and Paper Butterfly

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This video shows you how to make a simple butterfly container from a plastic drink bottle that your kids will have a lot fun putting together and they can store crayons or other items in it when they are done.

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