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
Grab those craft sticks and make this cute popsicle stick butterfly craft! It’s a fun afternoon craft to make with the kids.
Looking for a butterfly craft for Mother’s Day? This butterfly craft is a fun homemade card that Mom, Grandma, or Auntie will love!
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!
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 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!
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