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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!
Approximate Time: 15 - 20 minutes
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!
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.
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.
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.
Paint and your child's feet are the tools needed to make these pretty butterfly prints. This is a guide about making footprint butterflies.
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.
This is a guide about making a felt butterfly. Felt is an easy material for kids to craft with.
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.