An adorable paper butterfly craft on a leaf – a great way to welcome spring and a fun project for busy hands on a rainy day.
Butterflies are the epitome of spring. Even though spring is six months away, we can still dream that it’s close – right?! A rough winter can be hard on kids who are kept inside as they dream of spring flowers and warmer weather.
If you have kiddos that are looking for something to keep their little hands busy, this paper butterfly craft is the perfect project. With just a few simple materials, they can whip up a bunch of butterflies and dream of warmer weather.
The materials for this craft are relatively simple to find at your local craft or office store. Various colors of paper, a few markers, scissors and a glue stick.
If you have smaller kids that are working on this craft, it’s probably best to get a kid-safe scissors or give them a hand as they cut.
Paper Butterfly Craft
- paper (green, dark and light pink, brown)
- marker (light and dark green, brown
- glue stick
While there are several steps to making this paper butterfly craft, in the end they really are very simple. Folding paper, tracing, and cutting will help you get started.
Then assembling the wings of the butterfly as you progress, using your glue stick to glue the wings down.
If you are helping several kids it might be a wise choice to trace several pieces of each butterfly part. Then you can make several butterflies at a time instead of one at a time. That’s important.. if you have a lot of kids.
When done, admire the finished butterfly and use them to do a homeschool unit on the Monarch butterfly. You could even plan ahead and buy Milkweed seeds from Etsy or Baker Creek seeds.
Remember though — Milkweed seeds need to stratify for 30 days prior to being planted. Or plant in the fall and allow them to stratify over the cold winter to encourage seed germination in the spring.
Looking for more crafts to keep little hands busy?