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Fly Away With These Butterfly Crafts

Come out of your cocoon and craft a cute critter.

Margo Gothelf · 7 months ago


Who doesn't love a butterfly? The winged creatures are easily the most beautiful bugs to take to the sky — sorry, moths! Celebrate their unique and magical look by making some of these butterfly crafts.

Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft


The Resourceful Mama

Even if you're not the world's biggest fan of flying bugs, butterflies are an exception. Their colorful wings make them some of the cutest creatures in the sky. Make a butterfly of your very own with this toilet paper roll butterfly craft from The Resourceful Mama. Be sure to pick out colors that are bold and bright to disguise the brown cardboard! 

Stained Glass Butterfly


Typically Simple

While butterflies are so pretty to look at, they typically don't stick around for too long — flitting from place to place is pretty much their m.o., so it can be hard to fully appreciate their beauty. But this stained-glass-inspired suncatcher butterfly will stay put all day long to let admirers gaze at its beautiful wings. The butterfly gets its stunning wings from tissue paper collage — be sure to choose a bright array of colors when crafting. When you're done, hang it in the sunniest place in your house to watch the butterfly bask in all its glory.

Cupcake Liner Butterfly


The Joy of Sharing

This cupcake liner butterfly project is a good excuse to whip up a batch of cupcakes to snack on while you make your colorful creations. You're going to want to make the butterflies look extra sharp, so pick a clean and simple design — something like stripes, dots, or shapes. This way, it will be easy to keep the design symmetrical, just like real butterfly wings.

Handprint Butterfly Craft


Simple Everyday Mom

Say goodbye to handprint turkeys and hello to handprint butterflies! To make these precious butterflies, you'll need to trace your hands using a marker and construction paper. Some assistance from mom or dad — or even a trusty sibling — might be helpful to make sure the whole hand makes the cut. Then, cut out the hands to create the wings. You can even get creative and trace mom or dad's hands to make bigger wings or combine the two to make your very own species of butterfly. See all of the details over on Simple Everyday Mom

Butterfly Mask


Simple Mom Project

Thanks to these butterfly masks, you won't have to spin yourself into a chrysalis to grow a pair of wings. Head on over to Simple Mom Project to print out the butterfly mask template. Then, get to work decorating the mask however you would like. Go with bold colors, choose paints or markers, or even add some glitter to it. Once the design is ready, cut out the eye holes and add a piece of elastic string to make the mask complete.

Butterfly Snack Bags

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Kid Friendly Things to Do

You're probably familiar with monarch and cabbage white butterflies, but have you ever heard of the snack bag butterfly? This new, er, species might not be found in nature, but they will be found flying all over your house. To make a snack bag butterfly, you'll need to raid your craft drawer to find anything extra colorful — look for items like pom poms, sequins, or even paper scraps. Whatever you find will be the base of the wings, so choose something that stands out. Find all of the details and more on Kid Friendly Things To Do

Butterfly Finger Knitting


Red Ted Art

Want to learn how to knit and not sure where to start? This butterfly finger knitting craft from Red Ted Art will give you all the basics you need to get started on your knitting journey. So what exactly is finger knitting? It's pretty much just like it sounds. Instead of knitting needles, the yarn goes right on your hand and weaves in and out between your fingers. Finger knitting is a great way to get comfortable with knitting because it will give you all the ins and outs, just without the knitting needles. Give it a try and start with these finger-knit butterflies. By the time the winter comes around, you'll be ready to knit the butterflies with a full scarf!

Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Rings

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One Little Project

Have some pipe cleaners and a pair of scissors around? If you answered yes, then you are well on your way to making these pipe cleaner butterfly rings. Unlike a real butterfly, these little butterflies won't fly away — in fact, they'll happily perch on your finger all day long. Grab all of the details on how to make the little winged creatures over on One Little Project.


Kids Activities Blog

Bowtie pasta is definitely one of the best pasta shapes. Not only are they fun to eat, but they also make excellent supplies when it comes to crafting, especially for this butterfly pasta watercolor art from Kids Activity Blog. The craft uses a little paint, glue, and pipe cleaners to transform the tasty dish into creatures ready to take flight. Don't be shy when making these little butterflies. Use a whole box of pasta and make a full enclosure of your own full of colorful flying creatures.