35 Butterfly Crafts


Butterfly Crafts for Kids and the young at heart! 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 to butterfly life cycle and see those amazing insects emerge. To celebrate this lovely Butterfly Activity Experience we also like to do a butterfly craft!

35 Beautiful Butterfly Crafts for children and young at heart. See more ideas about Butterflies! Great Spring Crafts and Summer Crafts. We love Butterflies and Butterfly DIYs. #butterfly #crafts #summer #spring #papercrafts

These darling Butterfly Crafts for Kids were first published in April 2015 and have been updated and republished for your convenience!

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!!!

You may also enjoy our Summer Crafts for Preschoolers and Classic Summer Crafts for kids!

Butterfly Crafts and Ideas

Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

As a bit of fun and a great way to explore MUSIC and CRAFTS, I have teamed up with Music with Nancy, to create this wonderful Butterfly Song and craft inspiration! Have a watch and listen.. then get crafty!

“Song: “Butterfly”, copyright 2019 by Nancy Kopman, used with permission This track is available in Nancy’s store in the Senses Album.

Let’s begin with some nice and easy Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers and then progress to crafts for older kids!

Butterfly Cork Craft – these butterflies look super cute made from plain paper, or turn your “toddler art” into stunning butterfly wings”!

Finger knitting is a great skill to teach a child of any age. And preschool is a great time to start themon it. Turn your fingering knitting into these easy and adorable Finger Knitting Butterfly DIY.

Adorable 3d Butterfly Coloring Page/ Paper Craft! So cute! Part of a set of 5 adorable 3d paper insects to make this spring and summer!

What child doesn’t love a lacing card? This DIY Butterfly Lacing Cards are adorable and great for fine motor skills too!

We love Suncatchers and these Butterfly Suncatchers are no exceptipn. Some prep time from the adult required!

A super lovely Butterfly Activity for Preschoolers this summer. Who doesn’t love to play with Bubbles? Make your own Bubble Mixture and then create this wonderful  Bubble Art Butterflies (perfect for Preschoolers, and love the use of buttons)

And yes… a Preschooler Butterfly Classic: The 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!

Similarly these Butterfly Clothes Pins using water colours are adorable

Butterfly Mobile – get the whole family involved in colouring and designing – I love that even the youngest among us can join in with this Butterfly activity. We had a young toddler all the way to Grandpa designing butterflies and then brought it all together into this family activity! Would make for a great collaborative project in Kindergarten too!

Similarly, explore watercolours with this simple 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.

Gorgeous Butterfly Masks (with template printable)

Spin art is a great art technique for Preschoolers. They will love this Butterfly Arts and Crafts idea for Preschool: Spin Art Butterflies.

These little Beaded Butterflies are super cute and great for some fine motor skills practice!

Nothing quite like combine nature with crafts, in this adorable Autumn Butterfly for Preschool!

Similarly check out these super duper cute Nature Butterfly Finger Puppets

We love recycling. Newspapers Crafts are super fun and thrifty for kids. I Heart Crafty Things shows us how to turn old newspapers into bright and colourful Newspaper Butterflies!

Another adorable idea from I Heart Craft Things is this wonderful Butterfly Paper Craft – turn paper and some office stickers into 3d Butterfly Cards!

These Adorable Butterfly Footprints make wonderful keepsakes and a great Mother’s Day Craft too!

butterfly bubble wands

Butterfly Bubble Wands DIY – yep, we love a bubble wand!! Make your own Bubble Recipe and your summer play is sorted!

A little but of Summer Science for toddlers, with these oh so cute and easy Balancing Butterflies crafts!

And we love recycling old crayons. Turn your crayons into pretty Melted Crayon Butterflies!

And yes.. more More Suncatchers for toddlers! Love these simple tissue paper butterfly suncatchers!

These adorable Cardboard Box Butterfly Wings make a great collaborative project for a parent and child and the result is SO CUTE!

Butterfly Crafts for Kids and Young at Heart

Next we have the some wonderful Butterfly DIYs for slightly older kids and the Young at Heart.

No craft collection here on Red Ted Art would be complete without another Corner Bookmark.. it took some time for me to come up with this Easy Butterfly Bookmark Corner design, but I think it is just perfect!

I know I put these Paper Butterflies in the “older” section, but you could give these a try with preschool or Kindergarten kids too. Super lovely and easy Paper Butterflies

We love Easy Origami for Kids Projects! Learn how to make these easy Origami Butterfly Bookmarks

Or these 3d Paper Butterflies with step by step instructions

How to make a Pop Up Butterfly Card – again, an easy technique to make a beautiful pop up card!

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.

Gorgeous Butterfly Wings from Fun in the Making

Milk Carton Butterfly Mobile

Super easy Origami Butterflies

Another Origami Butterfly Version

Spring Crafts Butterflies

Milk Carton Butterflies

Butterfly Canvas

Toothpick Butterfly Crafts

butterfly pencil gift

Butterfly Pencils

butterfly snack bags

Butterfly Snack Bags


Recycled Butterfly Wreath

Simple Crochet Butterfly Pattern


Folded Paper Butterflies

Bow Tie Pasta Butterflies

Marble Painting Butterflies

Butterfly Crown

Loom Band Butterflies

Butterfly Bookmark Crochet Pattern

DIY Butterfly Feeders

Finally some super duper quick and easy Butterfly Feeders to encourage wild life into the garden or school playground!

butterfly crafts how to make a butterfly feeder

Butterfly Feeders – what a wonderful idea!


Another fab butterfly feeder idea

If you loved our butterfly crafts, you may also like these super duper cute Ladybug Crafts for Kids: