Spring is all around with the days warming up, new green leaves emerging from trees, and the flowers beginning to bloom!
With the new blooms, you’ll see bees buzzing about and beautiful butterflies fluttering from flower to flower. These delightful pollinators are so fun to watch, and you know spring has arrived when you see them.
We have the perfect activity for kids to learn more about these springtime insects and learn their shapes when they create this butterfly shape craft! Kids will use basic shapes like circles, ovals, and rectangles to bring their butterflies to life!
Let kids use their creativity to customize the butterfly craft with their favorite colors. As they assemble their butterfly, they’ll work on shape recognition and following instructions.
Your little ones may need help cutting out the pieces, but your older kids will be able to do this fun paper craft all on their own.
Our template makes creating this craft a cinch either at home or in the classroom, so download the printable template to get started, and read below for our easy step-by-step instructions.
Be sure to flutter on by to see some more fun butterfly crafts for kids. These projects will be a hit with your kiddos!
Shape Butterfly Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Butterfly template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the butterfly template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the butterfly’s head to the top of the body.
Place both of the eyes above the mouth and glue them in place.
Next, take the body stripes and glue them on the body.
Create the butterfly’s wings by gluing the smaller oval at an angle to the larger oval. Repeat with the other side of the wings.
Glue the butterfly’s body in the middle of the two wings.
Next, take the oval butterfly wing decoration and glue it to the top part of both wings.
Position the circle butterfly wing decoration on the bottom of the wings and glue them in place.
Finish up by gluing the antennae to the top and back of the butterfly’s head.
Make sure to check out all of our cool spring crafts your kids will love creating!
Spring Ideas For Kids
We have lots of project ideas to keep kids busy and entertained this spring.
Make a plan to keep the learning going with spring themed crafts, activities, and printable worksheets. Read on below for some ideas to do with your kids this season!
Spring Books For Kids
Reading to your kids this spring is an excellent way to help their little minds grow! Whether you read together on the couch or in their cozy beds, it’s a great opportunity for snuggles too!
Before you know it, your tot will be overflowing with facts that’ll make them the star of every conversation. Plus, they’ll have something new to talk about while they soak up the sun outside– including magical creatures, superheroes, or even imaginary places!
Too Many Carrots: This adorable book about a rabbit with way too many carrots will have your kids giggling! When he loads on too many that he can’t even go in his house, he’s on the hunt for somewhere to live. Read what happens as his friends try to help. This book is cute and has a great message of sharing!
Pete The Cat and the Cool Caterpillar: Pete’s new friend is a caterpillar! But when his best buddy goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to him. He soon realizes he’s going to need a lot of patience to discover what exactly happened to his caterpillar!
I Don’t Want To Be A Frog: Little frog wants to be anything but, you guessed it, a frog. He tries his hand at being a cat, rabbit, pig, and owl, but he just can’t manage to be like them. All along the way, his dad encourages him to just be a frog, but it’s not until he has a surprise run-in with a wolf that he rethinks what it means to be a frog.
Spring Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great way to encourage your child’s creativity and have them explore their imaginations. It’s a fun way for kids to be able to express themselves as well.
While they craft, they’re also developing fine motor skills, improving hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving. This makes crafting a fun and beneficial way for kids to learn!
Bee Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Your busy bees will love how fun this bee puppet is to make and play with! It’s a great craft for kids to learn more about the importance of bees, be creative, and use their imaginations!
Frog Headband Craft – If your kids are feeling froggy to craft, then be sure to give this one a try. Kids can either assemble a version made of colored paper which is perfect for young crafters, or color in the black and white version to make it their own.
Chick Tissue Paper Craft – Your little chicks will chirp with glee to make a fun craft! It’s a great springtime craft that requires kids to use their fine motor skills to scrunch up the tissue paper and glue it in the right place. Their completed project will be a perfect spring or Easter decoration.
Earth Paper Craft – Get the kids in on celebrating Earth Day with this super simple paper craft. As they create their paper planet, it’s the perfect time for kids to get excited about taking care of their home and protecting its resources for the future!
Spring Activities For Kids
The kiddos will hop on over to do these frog color by number printables! As kids use their number and color recognition skills to color in the pictures, they’ll reveal seven unique frog illustrations! This is a great activity for kids to develop fine motor skills, problem-solving, and practice recognizing colors and numbers.
Encourage kids to learn more about butterflies with this butterfly stick puppet. With just a few basic crafting supplies and our free butterfly template, kids will be crafting in no time. They’ll love to use their imaginations and play pretend or put on a puppet show with their completed butterfly puppet.
If you need an easy, no-prep activity for the kids to do this spring, then print out these bug color by number printables. They’re great for kids interested in learning about different insects and bugs! These color by numbers are also a great way for kids to practice number and color recognition.
Let’s go on a scavenger hunt with these spring I Spy printables! We’ve included easy and harder versions for kids to find the different spring themed objects. They’re great for learning at home or for some quiet time in the classroom. For continued use, be sure to laminate them!
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More Spring Activities
Butterfly Shape Craft For Kids
This butterfly shape craft is the perfect activity for kids to learn more about these springtime insects and practice shape recognition!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Butterfly template
- Download the butterfly template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the butterfly's head to the top of the body.
- Place both of the eyes above the mouth and glue them in place.
- Next, take the body stripes and glue them on the body.
- Create the butterfly's wings by gluing the smaller oval at an angle to the larger oval. Repeat with the other side of the wings.
- Glue the butterfly's body in the middle of the two wings.
- Next, take the oval butterfly wing decoration and glue it to the top part of both wings.
- Position the circle butterfly wing decoration on the bottom of the wings and glue them in place.
- Finish up by gluing the antennae to the top and back of the butterfly's head.