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6 Cool Butterfly Crafts For Kids [With Free Templates]

When it’s springtime, one of the first things that comes to mind is butterflies!

Kids learn about butterfly life cycles in school and they’re always amazed when they see them in nature.

Why not bring that magic into your home or classroom by making these cool butterfly crafts for kids!

Browse through and see the fun choices of proejcts we have and be sure to check back frequently for new content.

Easy Butterfly Craft

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2 popsicle stick butterfly crafts

Grab those craft sticks and make this cute popsicle stick butterfly craft! It’s a fun afternoon craft to make with the kids.

mothers day butterfly cards

Looking for a butterfly craft for Mother’s Day? This butterfly craft is a fun homemade card that Mom, Grandma, or Auntie will love!

purple and blue paper bag butterflies

Kids love pretend play? If so, this paper bag butterfly craft is adorable and gives kids something to do after they make it too!

butterfly paper plate craft

Paper plate crafts are another fun category of crafts kids love to create! And this paper plate butterfly won’t let them down. It’s fun, easy, and simple to get creative with!

All the kids who love creating handprint crafts for kids will have to make this adorable handprint butterfly craft for kids.

2 butterfly stick puppets

For a quick butterfly craft, make this butterfly stick puppet. It comes with a template to make from paper or a black and white version to color in instead!

More Insect Ideas For Kids

Whenever we introduce a new theme or if we want to go deeper in it, we always start with children’s books! They’re an easy way to fill time and help kids learn to read or develop their vocabulary. Below are some of our favorite insect books for kids!

The Very Quiet Cricket– Everyone loves Eric Carle and this book is just as good as all his others! In it, a cricket is trying to discover how to make a sound, but when he rubs his legs together nothing happens. Follow him on his journey to find his very own sound! Kids love the ending where he and your child can hear the chirping!

Bugs A to Z is a great introductory insect book for kids. It’s great for kids to browse through and look at pictures and to find a short snippet about each bug.

Ten Little Ladybugs – This cute book is not only fun to read, but also fun to touch! Kids will want to read this book day after day and it helps them learn to count.

If you’re looking for more insect crafts try out these crafts:

If your child loves sensory play check out this spring play dough kit or this bug sensory bin.

Let kids explore real bugs that have been preserved with this cool bug collection. Or learn from a living example when kids grow their own butterflies!

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