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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!

This delightful butterfly shape craft is a fantastic way to spark your child’s creativity and teach them about the fascinating world of butterflies! With easy steps, kids can create their own colorful butterfly, complete with wings, antennae, and even the smallest details. It’s a fun, hands-on project that entertains but also educates.

Get your kids ready to spread their wings and fly into a crafting paradise with this butterfly paper cup craft! As the days grow longer and warmer, nature awakens showing off the beauty of spring. Their imaginations will take flight as they transform a simple paper cup into the most adorable butterfly.

Transform a simple cardboard tube into a colorful butterfly with this butterfly toilet paper roll craft that’s perfect for spring! This creative project helps your children develop their imagination and fine motor skills.

Let your child’s creativity take flight with this butterfly headband craft! This delightful project is perfect for kids who love to craft and personalize their creations. This activity not only provides hours of fun but also helps develop essential skills like hand-eye coordination and fine motor abilities.

More Insect Ideas For Kids

Whenever we introduce a new theme or if we want to go deeper into 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:

Paper Plate Bee Craft – This craft is so great for spring and lets your kiddo paint, cut, and glue!

Handprint Ladybug Craft – No messy paint needed, this craft is made just from paper!

Dragonfly Craft – Grab your popsicle sticks and our free template to make this colorful dragonfly!

Pom Pom Spiders – Spiders never looked so cute! This craft is simple and fun!

Looking for a fun way to keep your kids entertained? This bug playdough kit is the perfect solution! Not only is it sensory and hands-on, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about insects.

Plus, what could be more fun than squishing and shaping bugs out of playdough? With this kit, your kids can let their imaginations run wild as they create all sorts of unique creatures!

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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Monday 29th of April 2024



Monday 27th of June 2022

Love these!!! Love doing weekly crafts with my 3 year old granddaughter.


Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Oh, how cute! Grandma time is great!

Janice Simms

Wednesday 18th of May 2022

Grandson loves butterflies, plan to make some this week Love the ones youve displayed. He is only two so everything is very simple I want him to do it mostly by himself.


Thursday 19th of May 2022

Aw, that's such a cute age! Hope you guys have fun!

Heather Riley

Monday 11th of April 2022

Love this!


Wednesday 13th of April 2022

Thank you :)

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