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Butterfly Stick Puppet For Kids [Free Template]

Butterflies are one of the few insects that most kids love!

They’re beautiful and fun to watch. In fact, many states have butterfly gardens that kids just can’t get enough of.

If your child loves them just as much, they’ll want to make this butterfly stick puppet. It’s a simple craft that kids can play with when they’re done making it.

Be sure to download the free printable template, then watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made this project.

It’s another of our easy butterfly crafts for kids that’s great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children.

Popsicle Stick Butterfly Puppet

butterfly stick puppet image collage with the words butterfly puppet craft

Supplies

  • Jumbo popsicle stick
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons (if using the color in version)
  • Tape
  • Butterfly template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the butterfly template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding butterfly stick puppet template

Place the butterfly’s body in the middle of the wings and glue it in place.

hand gluing body to butterfly stick puppet

Glue the eyes in the middle of the head with part of the outside portion hanging off the head.

hand gluing eyes to butterfly stick puppet

Create the butterfly wing decorations by gluing the smaller ovals to the bottom of the bigger ovals, then use scissors to trim off the excess paper.

hand gluing wings decorations together

Position the wing decorations on the wings and glue them in place.

hand gluing wing decorations to butterfly stick puppet

Take the antennae and glue them to the back of the head.

hand gluing antenna to butterfly stick puppet

Flip the butterfly over and place the jumbo popsicle stick on the back and tape it in place.

hand taping jumbo popsicle stick to butterfly puppet

Now your child has a cute butterfly puppet they can play with!

butterfly stick puppet

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.

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Insect Kids’ Crafts

Crafting is a great activity for kids for a number of reasons. First, it helps to develop fine motor skills. Cutting, gluing, and painting all require a certain level of control and coordination, which kids can practice and improve through crafting.

Crafting is also a great way for kids to express their creativity. They can let their imaginations run wild as they choose colors, patterns, and materials to use in their project. And finally, crafting can be a fun way for kids to spend time with family and friends. Whether they’re working on a project together or simply working alongside, crafting is a great way to connect with others.

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Try out some of our favorite insect crafts below:

Handprint Bee Craft – What’s the buzz? This sweet bee craft, made from paper, is perfect for kids to make in the spring! This craft is sure to bring a smile to your child’s face – and maybe even inspire them to learn more about these amazing creatures!

Ladybug Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This ladybug paper bag puppet is the perfect craft for a lazy afternoon. It’s easy to make and requires few materials, but it’s also incredibly cute and full of personality. Once your kids are done, they can put on a fun puppet show for family and friends. imagination is the only limit!

Paper Plate Butterfly Craft – This butterfly craft is a fun and easy way to enjoy some time with your kids. Your kids will love seeing their creations come to life, and you’ll love spending some quality time with them.

Bug Activities For Kids

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!

hand holding butterfly stick puppet

These bug coloring pages are creative and fun, but they also help to develop fine motor skills. Simply print out the pages and let your child have at it with their favorite crayons or markers. They’ll love bringing these bugs to life with their own creative touch.

Preschoolers are natural explorers, and there’s no better way to learn about the world around them than by getting up close and personal with bugs! By engaging in these preschool bug activities, kids can practice patterns, handwriting, memory, and more – all while having fun.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Butterfly Stick Puppet For Kids

Butterfly Stick Puppet For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This butterfly stick puppet is a fun spring craft for kids to make!

Materials

  • Jumbo popsicle stick
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons (if using the color in version)
  • Tape
  • Butterfly template

Instructions

  1. Download the butterfly template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Place the butterfly's body in the middle of the wings and glue it in place.
  3. Glue the eyes in the middle of the head with part of the outside portion hanging off the head.
  4. Create the butterfly wing decorations by gluing the smaller ovals to the bottom of the bigger ovals, then use scissors to trim off the excess paper.
  5. Position the wing decorations on the wings and glue them in place.
  6. Take the antennae and glue them to the back of the head.
  7. Flip the butterfly over and place the jumbo popsicle stick on the back and tape it in place.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Butterfly Template

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iriskiang

Tuesday 4th of October 2022

can I get the template please

Sam

Wednesday 5th of October 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will automatically be sent to you 🙂

Christi

Thursday 4th of August 2022

How can I get the free template Mam?

Sam

Saturday 6th of August 2022

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Marjorie Stricker

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

So cute

Sam

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Thanks!

Nancy

Monday 23rd of May 2022

I am looking forward to getting the template.

Sam

Monday 23rd of May 2022

Great. Hope everyone has fun!

Gowri

Saturday 21st of May 2022

Thank You so much for all your simple and creative projects! Materials are easy to procure and methods are easy to understand ! Children enjoy doing it !

Sam

Monday 23rd of May 2022

I'm so happy to hear that! You're welcome!

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