Now, my kids adore butterflies, and each year we get our own set of caterpillars, that we watch transform into stunning butterflies. It is amazing to watch the caterpillar/ butterfly life cycle and see those amazing animals emerge. To celebrate this lovely experience we also like to do a butterfly craft! Though we have a quite a few butterflie crafts here on red ted art already (see below), I thought I would pull together some more ideas for you – there is something for everyone – from simple coffee filter butterflies for preschoolers, to butterfly crochet patterns for grown ups.. and everything in between! Would love to hear what your favourite butterfly craft is…. and now… to our cute little butterflies!!!
Butterfly Crafts and Ideas
Butterfly Cork Craft – these butterflies look super cute made from plain paper, or turn your “toddler art” into stunning butterfly wings”!
Easy Butterfly Bookmark Corners
Coffee Filter Butterflies (we show how to make these using craft sticks, pipe cleaners or clothes pegs) These butterflies look gorgeous for decorating a child’s bedroom wall as we have done!
Paper Quilled Butterflies – this is a great step by step paper quilling tutorial for beginners. Use these quilled butterflies for greeting cards or turn them into earrings or brooches.
Butterfly Mobile – get the whole family involved in colouring and designing
Gorgeous Butterfly Wings from Fun in the Making
Pop Up Butterfly Cards – these butterflies are super quick to make – the kids can use water colours, crayons, pens or pencils.. your choice. But I think it is fun for them to experiment with water colours.
Similarly these Butterfly Clothes Pins using water colours are adorable
Butterfly Feeders – what a wonderful idea!