by Karen & Grace Morris
No flies in the butter with these butterfly crafts for kids. Just clean fun. So, let's transform some craft supplies into something new. Just like the caterpillar changes into a beautiful butterfly.
Butterflies are pretty! This one makes a cute gift.
Place the magnet on the clothespin.
Make the wing pattern on a piece of paper. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half width-wise. Then fold in half lengthwise.
Draw a curved line from the fold. The point of the heart needs to be at the corner of the folds so that when you cut you will have two hearts connected at the points.
Use this to make the butterfly’s wing out of craft foam. Put some glue in the center.
Pinch the clothespin open and put the glue side down in the opening. Then place your wing on the glue.
You can use a small bottle cap to draw the head. It makes the process a little easier. The body is a tear shape, the width of the clothespin.
Take a black pipe cleaner 6-inches long. Bend it in a “U” shape. Bend the ends in a small circle to make an antenna. Glue to the clothespin.
Glue the head on the antenna. Then glue on the body.
Make two eyes with a hole punch and glue on the head.
Cupcake liners make nice butterfly wings.
Like butterflies, moths are also first caterpillars.
You will need;
Fold the cupcake line in half. Twist the center.
Then fold the pipe cleaner in half, twist the two antenna pieces together.
Unfold the liner to make wings.
So is this creature a moth or a butterfly? The body is thin like a butterfly, but it is fuzzy like a moth. If you didn’t use a bright cupcake liner, it might not be very colorful, so it could be a moth.
What do you see when you throw butter out of your window? A butterfly. Hahaha! Sorry for the lame joke. 0_0
Use the hole punch to make a hole in the side of the toilet roll near one of the ends. Punch a hole across from it.
Thread the pipe cleaner through the two holes. Bring one of the ends over the top of the cardboard roll and around the pipe cleaner. Do the same with the other side. This is so the pipe cleaner will stay upright to make the antenna.
Wrap the end around a pencil to make a circle. Do the same with the other side.
With a glue stick, add glue to the side.
Glue a cupcake liner over the hole on the side of the toilet paper roll. Glue another cupcake liner below this one. Do the same on the other side.
With a marker, make eyes near the top of the cardboard roll. Or you could use wiggly eyes.
This butterfly is found around the world. You can find black, white, orange, and brown on the wings of this butterfly.
Fold the paper in half. Draw a butterfly shape and cut out.
Dip tins of the fork in brown paint. Use the fork to make marks on the wings. Don't use too much paint or your butterfly will look muddy.
Paint the body and antenna black. Let the paint dry.
Butterflies look like a painted masterpiece.
Get the paper wet with water. While the paper is wet, get a paintbrush wet, then dip in the dry paint. Add the paint to the paper. Clean the brush. Then dip in another color. Add the color to the wet paper.
Continue until the paper is covered with color. Let the paper dry.
Fold the paper in half. Draw a butterfly shape and cut out. Save the scraps of paper.
Fold a pipe cleaner in half. Then bend each end around a pencil two or three times.
Glue the pipe cleaner to the head piece.
Cut a circle that will fit the head from a scrap of paper. Glue to the pipe cleaner.
Fly away, little Monarch, fly away!
Fold your construction paper in half. Draw your butterfly shape and cut out.
Cutting the wings is like making a snowflake. You will keep your butterfly folded. Now fold the wings together. Cut on your fold line. Sometimes you will want to just cut lines. Other times cut triangle shapes. To make circles, keep the two wings together, but don't fold. Then use a hole punch.
When you are done making cuts in your wings, unfold your butterfly and see how beautiful she is.
See! Making butterfly crafts for kids is as smooth as butter to create. Now you will have beautiful creations to decorate around the room.