Butterfly crafts for kids are always a treat to make! With so many ways to make butterfly crafts, there is a DIY butterfly craft for everyone!
Whether it is paper crafts you love or popsicle stick crafts your kids fancy, you can always find a perfect butterfly craft to make with kids. In this tutorial, however, we are sharing how to make a paper butterfly step by step. We bet your kids will love it!
Easy Paper Butterfly Craft
Wondering how to make a cute paper butterfly for kids that is quick and easy? Try this butterfly craft. It uses simple craft supplies and is super easy to make.
Your kids, from preschoolers, kindergarteners to older kids, will love making this fun butterfly craft and on the way polish their fine motor skills. This colorful butterfly craft is sure to charm everyone and give the real ones some competition when it comes to who is the prettiest!
Supplies For Paper Butterfly Craft for Kids
- Origami Sheets
- Googly eyes
- Pipe cleaner
How To Make Cute Paper Butterfly
Time needed: 15 minutes
- Take an origami sheet.
We used a printed origami sheet. If you don’t have a printed origami sheet, you can cut out a square of 15X15 cm from wrapping paper. Fold it diagonally to make a triangle.
- Make accordion folds.
Make small accordion folds on the triangle till you fold the entire sheet.
- Open all the folds and gather them.
Open all the folds of the sheet and gather them again into neat folds to make the veins of the forewing of the paper butterfly.
- Pinch the paper from the center.
To make the forewing, pinch the folds from the center of one side, all the way to the opposite side. Your forewing is now ready.
- Cut a circle from origami paper and make the hindwing of the butterfly.
To make the hindwing of the butterfly craft, cut out a circle from another origami sheet, fold it into half and make accordion folds. Open all the folds of the paper and fold them again neatly. Pinch along the center to make the hindwing.
- Tie the wings of the butterfly craft.
Use a thread to tie the forewing and the hindwing from the center to complete the wings of your beautiful butterfly craft.
- Make the body of the butterfly craft.
Glue the pom-poms on the wings to make the body of the butterfly.
- Make eyes and antennae
To complete your paper butterfly craft, glue googly eyes on the pom-pom and twist pipe-cleaners to make the antennae of the butterfly. Paste them from the back of the pom-pom.
Your cute colorful butterfly craft is ready! Try the paper plate butterfly craft for toddlers who might find making this paper butterfly tricky!
Quick Tip: Make these Beautiful & Easy Pipe Cleaner Flowers to complement this paper craft for kids.
To make it into a butterfly puppet, glue your paper butterfly on a jumbo popsicle stick. Turn them into butterfly magnets by using hot glue to stick a magnet at their back. Older kids will love making this easy butterfly craft and channeling their creativity with it.
There are a lot of ways you can use these paper butterflies to make cool DIYs. Be creative!