Create easy paper butterfly using only a few supplies and includes a free butterfly template. Fun craft for your kids all year long!
This paper butterfly craft is full of fun and creativity throughout the year!
Can you feel it friends? It’s that little warmth in the air, that extra bit of light at the end of the day, that little burst of color outside your window…spring is springing and we couldn’t be more excited!
We’ve got tons of crafts to brighten your spirits and get you excited for warmer weather including these sweet and colorful paper butterfly puppets. These HAPPY puppets are deceptively simple to make. They look fancy but couldn’t be easier.
Paper Butterfly Craft
You can use origami paper but if you don’t have that on hand, you can also use bright cardstock paper. This is a great activity to do with the littles to help them refine those fine motor skills. Our step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and will ensure your butterflies turn out super cute and functional. These little puppets are fun to make and fun to play with!
You’ll be amazed how quickly you can transform a plain old square piece of paper into an adorable paper butterfly puppet. You’ll simply cut and fold the paper and voila, you’ll have a beautiful butterfly to add a breath of spring to your home décor.
These fun paper puppets are also a great way to decorate gift boxes or presents for friends. The butterfly shape is one of the most recognizable of the spring season making them perfect for Easter or any spring celebration. You could even attach them to sticks and place them in your budding spring garden or planters.
Most butterflies come out of hibernation in February and March. What better way to celebrate than with an adorable butterfly craft? While you craft, take some time to talk with your kids about how these unique insects grow from fuzzy caterpillars into beautiful butterflies.
If you’ve got some kiddos who aren’t into cute and colorful, encourage them to create something weird or “scary”. These butterfly puppets can be decorated any which way they like!
In some areas of the country, spring also marks the beginning of butterfly migrations. If you don’t see them migrating you could use these paper butterfly puppets instead. FaceTime with the grandparents and relatives and have the kids put on a short puppet show with their one-of-a-kind designs!
These cuties are a great way for kids to express their creativity without requiring tons of materials or supplies. In fact, you could probably get started right now!
We love all things spring and these easy paper butterfly cuties are a wonderful addition to any springtime activities you have planned.
Paper Butterfly Supplies:
- Colored craft papers
- Craft glue
- Googly eyes
Paper Craft FAQs
Which paper is best for crafts?
Cardstock is one of our favorites for paper crafts. The colors are typically rich in color and it is sturdier than construction paper.
How do you make large paper butterflies?
Making larger paper butterflies is as simple as making each of the pieces of the butterfly above larger size.
How Do You Make Paper Butterflies?
Select four different colored craft papers for the butterfly craft. Trace the small hearts and strips on a paper, the body (oval shape) on a paper, the big hearts (outer wings) on the third colored paper and the small ones on a different shade of the similar colored paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
Glue the small hearts on either ends of each small strip. Spread some glue on the medium sized hearts and stick on the big ones.
Using the glue, stick the heart antennas on the top side of the body base (oval shaped paper). Glue them on the backside keeping the hearts facing up.
Glue the heart wing patterns on both sides of the body base.
Spread glue to the back of the googly eyes on the oval shaped part and use a sharpie to draw the other details of the butterfly paper craft.
Download Paper Butterfly Template
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Other Paper Crafts
- Trace the small hearts and strips on a paper, the body (oval shape) on a paper, the big hearts (outer wings) on the third colored paper and the small ones on a different shade of the similar colored paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
- Glue the small hearts on either ends of each small strip. Stick the medium sized hearts on the big ones.
- Using the glue, stick the heart antennas on the top side of the body base (oval shaped paper). Stick them on the backside keeping the hearts facing up.
- Glue the heart wing patterns on both sides of the body base.
- Stick the googly eyes on the oval shaped part and use a sharpie to draw the other details of the butterfly paper craft.
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