Making a Clothespin Flying Butterfly

Category Simple Toys
A spring clip style clothespin, scissors, construction paper, glue, a pipe cleaner, googly eyes, and a marker or other decorative embellishments are what you will need to make this fun flying butterfly with your toddler. Give it a try following the steps below.
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If your toddler loves butterflies, this would be a fun craft to make together. Not only is it a fun craft, but your toddler can play with their butterfly and get in some indoor exercise (since it's been raining all day). I did not think she would have this much fun with this imaginary butterfly, but she did and ran around with the butterfly as if it was flying!

Total Time: 15-20 minutes

Yield: 1 butterfly

Supplies:

  • pipecleaner
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • hot glue
  • googly eyes
  • clothespin
  • markers or stickers

Steps:

  1. Prep butterfly project by cutting two sets of squares then fold and cut into a heart shape. I made one set in purple (larger heart) and one set in pink (smaller heart).
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  3. Glue the hearts together to assemble the butterfly wings.
  4. Have your toddler decorate the clothespin, optional. You can also put on stickers, but she ended up just using a marker.
  5. Clip paper wings onto the pin and hot glue so when your toddler holds and walk/runs with the clothespin they won't accidentally have the butterfly fall off.
  6. Hot glue on the eyes.
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  8. Turn the butterfly over. Cut 2 1" pieces of pipe cleaner and hot glue in place.
  9. Optional: Ready to decorate the butterfly wings if wanted.
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February 13, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I loved the heart-shaped eyes on this butterfly!

---Robyn

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