Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids that is simple yet really fun? Try making this Easy Paper Butterfly Craft that everyone is sure to love! The bright and cheery colors are perfect for Spring! This craft is quick and easy! Plus, it’s inexpensive to make.
Easy Paper Butterfly Craft for Kids
Everyone loves craft time around here! Sometimes though, we just don’t have a lot of time to make them or gather the supplies. This DIY paper butterfly is the perfect craft for when you just want something quick and simple! Let the kids each choose the color they would like to make. You will end up with a beautiful assortment of butterflies. These are perfect for bulletin boards, wall decorations and more! I think it would be fun to hang some of these butterflies from the ceiling. Just get some really thin fishing line and attach the butterflies to it. Wouldn’t this be so fun and whimsical to hang above a reading nook? I love these cozy reading nook ideas here. Oh and you could add some twinkle lights in between the butterflies! That would be gorgeous. Use your imagination and have a ton of fun!
We also learned how to make a sock puppet! So fun!
Butterfly Craft for Kids
You can use all sorts of craft paper for this project. It’s a great way to use up leftover paper and have a fun activity too. You can use colorful craft paper or you can even use printed paper too. Another fun idea is to use a different color for each wing. Just use your imagination and let your kid have fun! You will love how simple this butterfly craft is! It’s inexpensive to make and doesn’t take much time! The perfect craft activity when you don’t have a lot of time but need something fun to keep the kids entertained. Or maybe you just want to make some butterflies. 🙂 Either way, it’s a blast to make this Easy Paper Butterfly Craft for kids.
Supplies for DIY Paper Butterfly:
- Colored craft paper
- Craft glue
- pencil or marker – to trace template
- Template cut outs – print Butterfly Template here.
- Yarn (I like to match the yarn to the butterfly color)
How to make DIY Butterfly Wall Art:
Make accordion folds on the wing patterns. Try to keep the folds small and even. This will make for a more uniform final product.
Take the lower wing pattern and apply a drop of glue on the top middle part of the wing pattern. Be careful to not use too much glue.
Take the upper wing pattern and attach it with the lower wing pattern by joining both patterns on the glued side. Squeeze the joint part to make sure that the wings are attached nicely. You will want to make sure they are well secured. Hold for a few minutes to make sure the glue sets.
Cut a small piece of yarn thread and 2 knots around the joint part of the wings. Keep in mind to tie 2 knots. After tying the knots, keep enough yarn thread at both open ends for the antenna pattern and then cut off extra yarn if required.
Once you are finished tying the yarn, spread the folds of each wing carefully and nicely. You want to do this gently so the wings do not become torn.
Gather all the craft papers you have and get crafty with this Easy Paper Butterfly Craft for Kids!
This Spring time craft is the perfect craft to do with kids! Take a break from Spring Cleaning and make this easy craft for kids! If you love this DIY Paper Butterfly, try this Dream Catcher for kids! They have little butterflies on them and they are just so cute!
Do you host Easter dinner? These little butterflies would be perfect for your Easter Dinner Table Decorations. I bet they would be lovely with some of the Twine Wrapped Easter Eggs. We have so much fun being creative and using what we have! It doesn’t have to be perfect! Just have a wonderful craft time and enjoy seeing how each creation turns out! So fun!
Let us know how you plan to decorate using this DIY Paper Butterfly.
DIY Butterfly Wall Art is so fun!
It looks so cute used as wall art! This is perfect to decorate your home for Spring. It’s also really fun if you are a teacher and need to decorate a bulletin board. I bet you could even make larger butterfly’s if you wanted to have a larger display. Truly there are so many fun ideas! Alternate colors or group them together by the same color. It would also be cool to do an ombre effect with the butterfly wall art!
If you have a butterfly themed birthday party, this DIY Paper Butterfly would be perfect to use for decoration. I love things that do not cost a ton but have a big impact. This butterfly craft for kids would be gorgeous grouped together for the party on a wall. You would even use them as a background for a picture wall! The kids can take pictures and have lots of butterflies in the background. You could put a few of the butterflies on the table. Use a fun table runner and line it with butterflies! Such a fun party theme! It will be gorgeous!
Whatever you end up using these for, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone! This Butterfly Craft for Kids does not disappoint! Get starting with your fun butterfly creations today!
Try these summer paper plate crafts for kids that will also keep them busy. Even better, they won’t bust the budget.