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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Kids 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!
A very simple project kids can make to decorate their rooms.
Approximate Time: 15 - 20 minutes
- holiday garland or shredded tissue paper
- plastic sandwich bag
- cellophane tape
- pipe cleaner
- aluminum foil
- 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.
- Gather the bag at the center, and wrap the center with a pipe cleaner to form the butterfly body.
- Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to form the antennae.
- 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.
- 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
Spring 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!
- Paint brushes
- Black pipe cleaners
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.
By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA
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.
- 2 wooden craft spoons
- 1 wooden popsicle stick
- 2 paper coffee filters
- multiple color dyes
- dropper/ baster
- googly eyes
- paint brush
- black pipe cleaner
- Paint the wooden craft spoons and allow to dry.
- Cut one coffee filter smaller than the other.
- Bunch the coffee filters in the middle to resemble wings and tape to the back of one of the wooden craft spoons. Place the larger coffee filter on the top and the smaller filter on the bottom.
- Attach the other craft spoon with glue to complete the back side. Allow the glue to dry.
- Using some type of dropper, such as a medicine dropper or a food baster, pick up some dye colored water and drop over the coffee filter to create a multi-colored creation. Work over newspaper or in a cardboard box (something to contain the mess).
- Allow to dry.
- Glue on googly eyes, black antenna, and a popsicle stick at the bottom. Allow glue to dry.
- Use the popsicle stick as a handle to fly the butterfly through the air, or use it as a plant stake to add fun to an inside potted plant.
By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA
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!
Make these butterflies with colorful, lacy wings, and use them to decorate your windows.
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.
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These coffee filter butterfly magnets are an inexpensive kids' craft that your children or students are sure to love. Make several using the instructions on this page.
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This is a guide about making a felt butterfly. Felt is an easy material for kids to craft with.
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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.