When it comes to making crafts, if you’ve got little girls, you can’t go wrong with butterflies. Not only are butterflies relatively easy to make, you can find dozens of templates and butterfly craft ideas online. From simple coloring pages to Plaster of Paris, find butterfly crafts for girls of all ages.
Butterfly Coloring Pages and Crafts at DLTK.com
Here find a handful of free, printable butterfly coloring pages as well as dozens of easy butterfly crafts rated by age.
Easy Butterfly Crafts and Coloring Pages at Enchantedlearning.com
Here find coloring pages and dozens of butterfly crafts including origami butterflies, egg carton caterpillars and more.
More Butterfly Crafts at Makingfriends.com
Here find a variety of crafts including puzzle piece butterflies, beaded butterflies and more.
What You’ll Need
For the following butterfly crafts, you’ll need a pencil, some scissors, a toilet paper roll, paper or cardstock, markers or paint, string, cardboard, glue and a hole puncher, as well as any glitter or stickers, if you’ve got them.
Easy Crafts: Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly
First make sure your toilet paper roll is free of any toilet paper, since this will be your butterfly’s body. Once clean, color it with paint or markers, or glue colored paper around it. Next, you’ll need your wings. You can download wing templates at DLTK.com or make your own wings by folding a piece of paper in half (preferably cardstock or construction paper), then tracing a half butterfly outline with a pencil. Experiment with regular paper first to make sure you get the wing shape and body thickness you want. Once your wings are done, decorate them using markers, glitter and your hole puncher. Then glue or tape them to your toilet paper roll. For your butterfly’s face, you can draw it right onto your toilet roll.
Easy Crafts: Hanging Butterflies
Once you’ve mastered the art of folding your paper in half, then cutting out a butterfly outline, easy butterfly crafts are limitless. Depending on your child’s age, simply making and decorating butterflies made from construction paper may be enough to keep her busy for hours. Otherwise, once she’s perfected her butterfly, punch a hole in the top, then thread some string and hang your kid’s butterfly in front of a window or dangle it from the ceiling. With a few more butterflies, you can transform a hanging butterfly into a butterfly mobile. For this craft, consider using cardboard for a sturdier ornament.
Easy Crafts: Butterfly Collage
Collages are one of the simplest craft projects around. Make a butterfly collage using butterfly coloring pages or homemade butterflies. Print out alphabet coloring pages to add your daughter’s name.