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Butterfly Card Craft For Kids

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner…Have you made a homemade card to give to Mom or Grandma yet?

This butterfly card craft is perfect for that! It’s a simple paper craft that comes with a free printable template so it’s easy to make in 15 minutes or less!

We love the idea of having each of the kids make their own so Mom gets a unique, handmade card from every child.

This craft is great for making with preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary children, whether at home or at school.

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Download the butterfly template, print and cut out the pieces. Begin by writing your child’s message on the white inside of the card.

Because the wings are the only part that will open, write the messages near the edges of each wing, like in the pictures.

hands holding butterfly craft template
hands writing inside butterfly card

Place the wing cutout above the white butterfly cut out and staple twice in the middle of the butterfly body.

Use a black marker to draw a smile on the butterfly’s head. Draw any decoration you want on the butterfly body. We did curved lines but you can do anything you want. Some other ideas include polka dots or stripes.

hands drawing on lines to butterfly body with black sharpie

Glue the butterfly eyes on just above the smile. Place glue along the back of the completed butterfly body and secure it to the middle of the butterfly card.

hands gluing on googly eye to paper butterfly body
hands gluing on butterfly body to wings

Use the circle punch or any decorative items to decorate the butterfly’s wings. We like the idea of making this educational by using shape stickers.

You can have the kids place a sticker on and then tell you what shape it is. You can do the same sort of thing with solid colored stickers as well.

hands gluing on blue circle to butterfly card craft

Cut out two long thin strips from the black cardstock to be the butterfly’s antennae. Glue them to the back of the head.

hands gluing on black antenna to paper butterfly craft

This butterfly craft is a simple and cute handmade card that Mom or Grandma will love getting for Mother’s Day!

hand opening butterfly card craft to read inside of text "happy mother's day! love, Ella"

We’re sure Mom, Grandma or even Auntie would love to receive one of these adorable butterfly cards!

mothers day butterfly cards

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Butterfly Card Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy butterfly card craft to give to Mom or Grandma for Mother's Day!


  • Colored cardstock
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Decorative items like glitter, stickers, etc (optional)
  • Butterfly card template (download form located at the end of this page)


  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Circle punch in various sizes (optional)


  1. Download the butterfly template, print and cut out.
  2. Write your message near the wings' edge on the white butterfly cut out.
  3. Staple the colored butterfly template on top of the white cut out.
  4. Use the markers and googly eyes to decorate the butterfly body. Glue the completed butterfly body to the top of the butterfly card.
  5. Use the circle punches and decorative items to decorate the butterfly's wings.
  6. Use the scissors to cut out two thin strips from a piece of black cardstock to make the antennae. Glue these to the back of the butterfly's head.

Free Butterfly Template

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Gloria J Radloff

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

love the butterfly card. I will do it with my student. Thanks

Sam T

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Thanks and you're welcome! Glad you find it useful!


Monday 26th of April 2021

Want free butterfly template emailed to me please

Gedien meschenko

Monday 19th of April 2021

Ich möchte bitte die Bastelvorlage von Schmetterling.

Sam T

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you ?

Jamee Foster-Arrington

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

how do i get a copy of the butterfly template? this is super cute.

Sam T

Thursday 25th of March 2021

Thanks! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you.

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